The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

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When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales!show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 41 pages
  • 200.66 x 248.92 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
  • Henry Holt & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0805008020
  • 9780805008029
  • 265,699

Review quote

"The richly expressive prose of Kenneth Grahame continues to delight. The illustrations...bring to life the medieval-village scenes, full of warm colors and busy activities."--"Language Arts" "The telling is delightfully tongue-in-cheek....Hague's paintings...create literal settings with appropriate details to hold our visual interest....His star attraction is an imaginative animal and he makes this reluctant dragon live."--"School Library Journal," starred reviewshow more

About Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 - July 6, 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney movie. Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of children's literature, including The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz, and The Teddy Bears' Picnic. His lush, detailed watercolors have earned him a dedicated following and a reputation as one of America's foremost illustrators of books for children. He lives with his wife, Kathleen, in Colorado Springs, more

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4 36% (908)
3 24% (610)
2 5% (125)
1 1% (38)
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