The Dragon of Palma de Mallorca, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast


The Spanish island city is terrorised by a fearsome dragon. But is it really a dragon, 
or something else?

Mallorca’s beautiful beaches and stunning mountain landscapes are world famous. Less well known, is the Dragon of Palma de Mallorca, a beastly reptile said to live in the city sewers during the 17th Century. This mythical monster crawled through the twisting streets of the neighbourhood, eating naughty children.

In this audiobook for children, writer Paul Magrs’s modern version of the tale tells the story of the brave Captain Bartomeu and his spirited bride-to-be Isabella, and their encounter with the ill-fated dragon. Nowadays, if you visit Mallorca, you can visit visit the Diocesan museum of Palma, where the remains of the fearsome animal are embalmed!

Read by Andrew Scott – Moriarty in the BBC’s Sherlock – The Dragon of Palma de Mallorca is the fourth part of the Travel folktales for kids series. These children’s storybook podcasts, exploring the myths and legends of Cornwall, Croatia, Mallorca, Tuscany and the Algarve, are ready to take tiny travellers on their own adventures.

All of the podcasts are written by Magrs and read by Scott, currently taking a break from Sherlock to play Hamlet in a much-acclaimed West End run. The original music and sound design is by Pascal Wyse.

Magrs is the author of children’s and young adult titles including Exchanges and Lost on Mars, as well as numerous stories for the Doctor Who franchise. Other writing includes The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, and drama for BBC Radio 4.