The Elves' Big Adventure

Daniela Drescher

Out of print

Quick Look

A runaway hot-air balloon takes the elves to the land of fairies, where they encounter sleeping dragons and fairy princesses.

254 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
24 pages
Publication date:
22 Feb 2007


Old Redcap, an inventor elf, is proud of his best creation: a hot-air balloon with extra wings for steering.

Suddenly Bluecap, a young elf, comes rushing through the woods. A fox has nibbled at the ropes holding the balloon down! Redcap and Bluecap both grab a rope, but can't stop the balloon rising into the sky -- with the two elves still attached.

Eventually darkness falls, and so does the balloon. When they wake the next morning, they find themselves in the land of the fairies, stuck on rocks which turn out to be a sleeping dragon. Their adventure is only just beginning.

This is an exciting new story from the author and illustrator of In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, and In the Land of Merfolk.


'A whimsical tale which will appeal to many children … Children handling the book will surely enjoy the fact that, unusually, the illustration of the balloon folds out on itself to become twice as big as a double-page spread.'
-- Mary Medlicott, The School Librarian, Autum 2007

'Gorgeous watercolour illustrations.'
-- Frances Perkins, The Bournemouth Daily Echo

'My daughter and I read this book together. The way it is written and the length of the story is right for tiddlypeeps and young tweens. It is a lovely book and the illustrations are pretty. My daughter enjoyed listening to this story and it held her attention whilst we were pointing out the creatures and fairies in the picture too.'
-- Totz2teens Member Review


Daniela Drescher is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She has worked with children for several years and is an illustrator for a parenting magazine. She has written and illustrated many picture books, which are bestsellers in Germany, including, In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, What's Hiding in There?, Merlina and the Magic Spell, Little Fairy's Christmas, Little Fairy Can't Sleep and Lily the Little Princess (all Floris Books).

You can also visit the author's own website at

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