The Reluctant Dragon
Written by Kenneth Grahame
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
A touching classic story of a dragon who doesn’t want to do any of the frightening things dragons should do. Published in a handsome 70th anniversary edition with the original illustrations.
The LoveReading Comment:
This is a funny story of bravery, friendship and derring-do between a young boy and a dragon who he finds living above his home. The two become close companions but the town folk are scared and call upon St George to kill the dragon in combat. This however, proves rather tricky when the dragon simply won’t fight! First published 70 years ago, this is a timeless children’s classic from Kenneth Grahame, the author of The Wind in the Willows and beautifully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepherd who of course is synonymous with the drawings of Winnie the Pooh and of course The Wind in the Willows.
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
'Now, dragon,' said the Boy imploringly. 'You've got to fight him some time or 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?
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