Mikey and the Dragons
by Jocko Willink
Release date: November 15, 2018
Read the best-selling, illustrated adventure that helps kids overcome their fears!
From retired Navy Seal and New York Times #1 best-selling author, Jocko Willink, comes a timeless tale about a young boy’s wondrous journey of self-empowerment.
FUN, IMMERSIVE STORY told in rhyming verse
BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL full-color illustrations
RELATABLE, INSPIRING CHARACTERS that face the same fears all children face
EMPOWERING, ACTIONABLE LESSONS that helps children seize control over what scares them
HELPS DE-MYSTIFY the power that fear and anxiety can hold over a child
POSITIVE AND ENCOURAGING MESSAGE for kids of all ages
PERFECT for young readers to enjoy alone or along with their parents
Mikey and the Dragons Synopsis
Little Mikey is scared of everything. He’s certain there are creepy crawlies hidden under the rug. He sleeps with his light on to keep the monsters at bay. He’s scared of sharks and snakes—even ladders and slides—and it all makes him incredibly sad. But, when he stumbles upon an old book that tells the tale of a young boy prince that volunteers to protect his king-less kingdom from hordes of dragons, there’s a chance Mikey might discover that his fears are not quite as big as they seem…
More about the author:
JOCKO WILLINK is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer.
As commander of SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the "Ready First" Brigade of the US Army's First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War.
Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield.
During his career, Jocko was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. In 2010, Jocko retired from the Navy and launched Echelon Front where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Clients include individuals, teams, companies, and organizations across a wide-range of industries and fields.