Maud & the Dragon

Originating in Herefordshire, UK, the folktale Maud & the Dragon features a young girl named Maud who wants a pet so desperately that she secretly raises a wyvern in the forest. The original folktale doesn't end happily, which I thought was a bit unfair to Maud. For these illustrations, I've reimagined her as an adventurous little kid as she goes in search of a new playmate.