The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

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A classic retelling of St George and the Dragon from the author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame.


'Now, dragon,' said the Boy imploringly. 'You've got to fight him some time of other you know, 'cos he's St George and you're the dragon. Better get it over, and then we can go on with the sonnets.' Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won't fight St George?


The Reluctant Dragon is a funny story of bravery, friendship and derring-do. This children's classic is made even more collectable thanks to the beautiful illustrations by E.H. Shepard, the artist behind the original illustrations for The Wind in the Willows and the man who drew Winnie-the-Pooh.


A classic childhood fantasy for everyone who loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan. Perfect for early readers aged 8 and up.


Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. He told his son stories about water rats and moles which became The Wind in the Willows, the book for which he is best known. He died in 1932.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 90g
  • Farshore
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 70th UK ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1405237295
  • 9781405237291
  • 64,522

About Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for one of the all-time classics of children's literature, The Wind in the Willows, as well as for The Reluctant Dragon.


E.H. Shepard was born in London in 1879. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools and later worked for Punch magazine, as a cartoonist and an illustrator. Shepard's witty and loving illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood have become an inseparable part of the Pooh stories, and his illustrations have become classics in their own right.
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3,974 ratings
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4 37% (1,459)
3 24% (958)
2 5% (181)
1 1% (53)
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