Dragon, Dragon, and Other Tales by John Champlin Gardner

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The classic children’s collection—now available as an ebook

Four tales of fantasy by a twentieth-century literary master—selected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for Children


John Gardner’s first children’s book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story, a meddlesome dragon meets his match. “The Tailor and the Giant” tells the story of a cowardly man who finally faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden attempts to rid himself of his master in “The Miller’s Mule.” And in “The Last Piece of Light,” a brave young chimney-sweep saves the world from darkness. Filled with irreverent twists on the classic elements of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the magical realms that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a collection of fun and fantastic tales to be cherished by readers of all ages.



About John Champlin Gardner

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John Gardner is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University. His previous books include a modernized English version of "The Complete Works of the Gawain-Poet "and a recently published novel, "The Wreckage of Agathon."
Published November 2, 2010 by Open Road Media Young Readers. 73 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.

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