The Reluctant Dragon: 75th Anniversary Edition by Kenneth GrahameThe Reluctant Dragon: 75th Anniversary Edition by Kenneth Grahame

The Reluctant Dragon: 75th Anniversary Edition

byKenneth GrahameIllustratorErnest H. ShepardForeword byLeonard Marcus

Paperback | September 1, 2013

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In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him. This story first appeared as a chapter in Grahame's Dream Days and was first published as a separate book by Holiday House in 1938 with illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. From the age of five, he lived with his grandmother in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, where he spent a lot of time on the banks of the River Thames. It was here that he wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was first published in Dream Days in 1898, ten years before the publication of his most famous work, The W...
Title:The Reluctant Dragon: 75th Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.98 × 5.49 × 0.2 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823428214

ISBN - 13:9780823428212