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The Reluctant Dragon epub

by Inga Moore,Kenneth Grahame


The Reluctant Dragon epub

ISBN: 0744586380

ISBN13: 978-0744586381

Author: Inga Moore,Kenneth Grahame

Category: For Children

Language: English

Publisher: Gardners Books (March 31, 2004)

Pages: 54 pages

ePUB book: 1801 kb

FB2 book: 1230 kb

Rating: 4.2

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The Reluctant Dragon" is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame, originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days.

The Reluctant Dragon" is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame, originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days. It is Grahame's most famous short story, arguably better known than Dream Days itself or the related The Golden Age. It can be seen as a prototype to most modern stories in which the dragon is a sympathetic character rather than a threat.

The Reluctant Dragon book. There is a visually pleasing paraphrase by Inga Moore, which unfortunately preserves almost none of Grahame's marvelous prose.

Kenneth Grahame более всего известен своим произведением Ветер в ивах , но и данная история про подружившегося с местным мальчиком ленивого поэтического дракона, на борьбу с которым специально приехал Святой Георгий Победоносец, тоже, кстати, оказа.

Kenneth Grahame более всего известен своим произведением Ветер в ивах , но и данная история про подружившегося с местным мальчиком ленивого поэтического дракона, на борьбу с которым специально приехал Святой Георгий Победоносец, тоже, кстати, оказавшийся неплохим человеком, многократно издавалась.

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item 2 Reluctant Dragon, Kenneth Grahame, Very Good, Paperback -Reluctant Dragon, Kenneth . Inga Moore has written and illustrated numerous children's picture books. She has also illustrated The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Inga lives in Gloucestershire.

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The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon (included here as part of Dream Days); both books were later adapted into Disney films

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon (included here as part of Dream Days); both books were later adapted into Disney films. Contents: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS THE GOLDEN AGE DREAM DAYS PAGAN PAPERS THE HEADSWOMAN.

The Reluctant Dragon is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film with the same name from Walt Disney Productions

The Reluctant Dragon is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film with the same name from Walt Disney Productions. The story has also been set to music as a children's operetta by John Rutter, with words by David Grant. The story takes place in the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire (where the author lived and where, according to legend, St George did fight a dragon). It is Grahame's most famous short story.

We started with Inga Moore's beautifully illustrated version of The Reluctant Dragon, discovered at the library, but it. .

We started with Inga Moore's beautifully illustrated version of The Reluctant Dragon, discovered at the library, but it turned out to be abridged (which does have its advantages for younger readers. This is the real thing, with the full original text. I had to walk my then 5yo son through it the first time, but he has taken it off and read it by himself many times since

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With the help of a bright little boy, a poetic dragon defies stereotypes in a humorous tale by the author of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, abridged and splendidly illustrated by Inga Moore. Dragons are a scourge and must be abolished - at least, that's what all the villagers say. It doesn't seem to matter that this particular dragon wouldn't hurt a fly and is more than content to laze by his cave and make up poetry. He certainly doesn't want to fight, though it seems he will have no choice when St. George arrives on his warhorse with golden armor gleaming, carrying the longest,.

Having always been captivated by "Wind in the Willows" and having a fondness for dragons I thought that I would enjoy reading this book as an interlude to the heavier book that I was currently reading.
From the first page I was hooked and spent the next hour with this charming book. It was obviously written for the child that still lives within me.
It is beautifully written and is a credit to the author for it has a timeless feeling about it.
I thoroughly recommend it for ages from 7 year to 70 years young.
We started with Inga Moore's beautifully illustrated version of The Reluctant Dragon, discovered at the library, but it turned out to be abridged (which does have its advantages for younger readers.) This is the real thing, with the full original text. Kenneth Grahame's witty prose is amusingly penetrating. I had to walk my then 5yo son through it the first time, but he has taken it off and read it by himself many times since. Since he read at a 5th grade level at age 5, he was able to manage many of the nuances for himself after reading it with me once, and it will grow with him as he matures and becomes better able to decipher the intent behind Kenneth Grahame's story.

Meanwhile, I love it myself! It is charming and hilarious, with a satisfyingly happy ending for all (even the badger). Michael Hague's idea of the dragon is not what I would have pictured, making me think of Bilbo and Smaug for some reason, but the rich detail--especially in one of the first full-page illustrations where the boy is reading on his bed--is stunningly gorgeous and makes me want to pore over the book again and again. In addition, though a paperback, the pages are glossy and sturdy and are holding up well.

Definitely recommend this one.
A darling tale of a sweetheart of a dragon who would never do anything any harm. But dragons have reputations and his is about to do him in when St. George the dragon slaying knight appears on the scene. How the Boy (he doesn't need a name) solves the predicament is forthright simplicity itself. Children will hold their breath until he's safe at last. Everyone will love the nature of the dragon, the heart of the boy, and the good will of the knight. Grahame knew how to write it and Hauge knew how to draw it. You will adore the dragon the moment you see him if not before. Though there are many pictures, they are so good you wish there were more. A really nice bedtime story that will make for sweet dreams.

Pair it with that old musical "PETE'S DRAGON". And "Puff the Magic Dragon". Oldies but goodies.
This particular print of this book is ridiculous. The cover art is pixelated and looks like it was printed on a home computer. I should have brought the 75th anniversary edition. Buyer beware of this edition:
This was absolutely my favorite book as a young child about 60 years ago. I am pleased to see that it is still available. Most fables about dragons picture them as dangerous beasts guarding treasure troves, but this dragon is a different sort indeed - an erudite peaceful dragon that had hoped to have a quiet retirement. When a knight arrives to rid the neighborhood of the dragon, he is invited in for tea, and discovers the dragon does not wish to fight. In the classic tale, "Beowulf," the dragon was provoked by someone stealing a piece of the treasure. In this story, the knight finds a quite different means to provoke the dragon into breathing fire (after all, the knight's reputation is at stake). The story has an unexpected ending. The book is suitable for reading to single children or groups of younger children, or for slightly older children (and sometimes adults) to read for themselves.
Highly recommended for readers who still appreciate Grahame's writing style. If you can't bear reading Wind in the Willows except in condensed versions, you might not enjoy the fun in this, but it's short & worth your trying. Heroes! Fire-breathing Dragon! Devious doings!
I admit that I downloaded this immediately after finishing reading The Wind in the Willows to my daughter. This story is nothing like that, but turned out to be an even better bedtime story (although short. And lacking chapter breaks.)
I like a story with a dragon AND a happy ending.

The kindle edition is just words, I have no complaints.
This is a pamphlet. The cover is pixelated like a badly enlarged clipart. It feels like this was sliced out of a collection of short stories rather than being a book in it's own right. Just don't.