Welcome to DragonGate Publishing

Home of books and illustrations by Katherine Orr.

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Katherine Orr’s books aim to inspire and educate readers of all ages, both children and adults, and to encourage healthy, conscious and sustainable habits of living that can have a positive impact on our lives and our planet. Her subjects for healthy living include how to reverse diabetes with diet, and a learning guide to the ancient Chinese practice of qigong. Her children’s books about marine animals teach respect for the uniqueness of their lives and the oceans they live in. Many of Katherine Orr’s educational books for children convey factual information through a fictional storyline in a combination called creative nonfiction. Award-winning examples of her work in this genre are My Grandpa and the Sea and Story of a Dolphin, both published by Carolrhoda Books.

DragonGate will publish revised editions of Katherine Orr’s work under its new imprint, NATUREBOOKS, which will feature her books on marine animals and other nature-related topics.


First American editions of Shelley the Conch and Leroy the Lobster, originally published in 1984 and 1985 by Macmillan, Ltd. (England), will be published in September, 2015, by NATUREBOOKS.

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