Dragons — of all sorts — make for marvelous fun, and this collection of madcap tales is filled with them. Some of the legendary monsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There's a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot.
And who challenges these amazing creatures? Why, daring heroes, of course, as well as a wicked prince, and even an entire soccer team — which, unfortunately, meets its fate with a fire-breathing brute that flies out of the pages of an enchanted book.
E. (Edith) Nesbit (1858–1924) was one of the pioneers of fantasy fiction for children. Her classic novels — such as The Railway Children
and Five Children and It
— have remained popular for more than a century. 24 illustrations.
Reprint of the Harper & Brothers, New York, 1900 edition.
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|Author/Editor||H. Granville Fell, E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar|
|Grade level||3 - 5 (ages 8 - 11)|
|Dimensions||5 1/2 x 8 1/2|