Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit

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Edith Nesbit's 'The Book of Dragons' includes 8 short stories, all dragon themed, all told with Nesbit's alluring mix of magic and charm.
Beautifully illustrated by H. R. Miller, this magical book will make a great addition to the bookshelf of any home for young or old.
 

About Edith Nesbit

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E. Nesbit (1858-1924) is the beloved author of nearly 40 books, including Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet.
 
Published January 16, 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 150 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Romance, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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While adult readers will keenly miss that richness, new young readers will probably enjoy the story of young Lionel, taken from his building blocks when the news comes that his many-greats-grandfather has died and he must be king.

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Yet her masterful, matter-of-fact juxtaposition of the ordinary, the fabulous and the wildly ridiculous is in disarming evidence throughout -- whether in details such as the "universal tap room" wherein two children, the "Deliverers of Their Country," turn on the rain taps and wash a horde of inv...

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Rendered in ink, oil pastels and oil paint, Moore's stunning illustrations spill over with a humor that also pervades in the text (e.g., ""Master Lionel, dear, they've come to fetch you to go and be king,"" reads Nurse's thought bubble on the first page).

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And, the book from which it sprung, The Book of Dragons, which includes eight dragon stories originally published in The Strand magazine (according to an afterword), is available once more with H.R.

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