Jaycey - Back to Nature
Jaycey is a gentle dragon whose mission, determined at birth, takes him on adventures that are both fun and dangerous. Challenged by environmental problems, he must find ways to help put nature back into balance again. Along the way he meets Spangle, a rather unusual creature who spurs him on, but will she be able to help him to find out about his birth and his destiny? More
Jaycey is gentle, fun loving and caring – and perhaps a little lazy. He is certainly not the sort of fierce, fighting dragon you might meet in a children’s fairy tale. He would much rather lie under a tree reading a book than take part in the beastly exercises at the dragon training school.
No one knows how or why he came to be at the training school in the first place, left on the doorstep as a tiny infant. The school does its best, but when it despairs of ever being able to teach him any of the usual dragon skills, it has to consider a different outcome and a different future. Jaycey is sent from the only home he has ever known to pursue a mission determined at his birth, a mission that will take him on adventures to all corners of the universe.
Imagining a future full of fun and adventure, he flies off – well, staggers ungainly might be a better description – into the sunset, guided by a letter left for him many years before. And that is where his adventures and challenges really begin when he has to deal with a grumpy old dragon that is unconsciously heating up the rays that provide warmth to Earth and is too old to change his ways. Jaycey burns his toes a little – literally – but a trick he inherited from the school helps him to solve the problem. In the process, he wins the friendship of Spangle, a rather bossy little being who cannot stop herself from boasting.
When Jaycey leaves for the next part of his journey, Spangle refuses to be left behind and, together, they travel to Earth where animals, birds and insects are losing their homes as their forests are cut down to make way for Man. With another of his magical tricks, Jaycey has a lot of fun solving this problem – for the moment – and restoring nature and the forest to its creatures.
But another environmental problem awaits him – there is the Olly Monster that throws a black cloak over the sea and kills sea creatures and birds. How can a timid dragon, and one who never learned how to swim anyway, possible face down such a huge monster. Will Jaycey have the skills and tricks he needs to fight this environmental disaster? Can Jaycey and his friend Spangle save Earth and its creatures from the damage that is gradually destroying it? Can Jaycey and Spangle rise to the challenge? Or will Olly Monster destroy Jaycey as well?
Gradually, Jaycey is drawn closer towards his personal mission, to the home he can hardly remember. There are a few more challenges for him to overcome, including another brush with Olly Monster, before the secrets of his past are revealed. He will have to make choices with which he is not entirely comfortable, choices that can lead to more fun and adventures, choices that will determine his real mission for the future.
In the meantime, there is always a little fun even in the greatest challenges he faces and you can smile along with Jaycey and sample his adventures as he follows his way back to nature - with a little help from Spangle!
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