The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons

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Who doesn't love dragons? Whether they're breathing fire or thrashing their tails, frightful or friendly, gigantic or tiny, their adventures are always filled with magic and surprises -- and sometimes even humor.
In this exciting collection, E. Nesbit unleashes a flock of these mysterious, wild, and unpredictable creatures. Here you will meet a dragon who flies out of an enchanted book and swallows an entire soccer team; two children who try to wake St. George while dragons of all shapes and sizes descend on England; and wicked Prince Tiresome, who trades half his kingdom with a pigkeeper to catch a raging dragon. Five more stories will take you to worlds overflowing with daring adventure, cunning trickery, and madcap mayhem.
The Book of Dragons, featuring eight of E. Nesbit's best stories and all of the original illustrations by H.R. Millar, returns one hundred years after its original publication to delight and enchant a new generation of readers.
Publisher: New York : SeaStar Books, 2001
ISBN: 9781587171062
1587171066
Branch Call Number: Fiction Nesbit CHILD
Characteristics: 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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PimaLib_MiraD Apr 26, 2018

A collection of classic children's stories about dragons of every kind imaginable, written by a beloved British storyteller and published in 1901.


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hoishel1
Jan 23, 2015

Edith Nesbit's collection of stories is witty and original, with imaginative and creative story lines. However, it was first published in 1901, and good gracious, it is dated. There are SO many casual references to the boys being adventurous and strong and brave, while the girls are flighty and vapid and shallow.
The stories here are indeed quite good, but the language and bias against girls must be taken in the context of the time in which it was written.

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hoishel1
Jan 23, 2015

Edith Nesbit's collection of stories is witty and original, with imaginative and creative story lines. However, it was first published in 1901, and good gracious, it is dated. There are SO many casual references to the boys being adventurous and strong and brave, while the girls are flighty and vapid and shallow.
The stories here are indeed quite good, but the language and bias against girls must be taken in the context of the time in which it was written.

Mark_Daly Oct 15, 2014

Eight short stories, each with a different dragon, obey the familiar fairy tale formulas with some modern (circa 1900) twists. The dragons are menacing and destructive, but they are also simple and easily outwitted by each tale's child (or childlike) hero. Silly and ever so slightly subversive, the stories promise good fun as read-alouds. Nesbit's chatty style was a great influence on C.S. Lewis when he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series; here, you can experience the charm of the original.

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Jan 23, 2015

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