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The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame; Illustrated by Michael Hague

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When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it.

The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales!

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Praise for The Reluctant Dragon

“The richly expressive prose of Kenneth Grahame continues to delight. The illustrations...bring to life the medieval-village scenes, full of warm colors and busy activities.” —Language Arts

“The telling is delightfully tongue-in-cheek....Hague's paintings...create literal settings with appropriate details to hold our visual interest....His star attraction is an imaginative animal and he makes this reluctant dragon live.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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About the author

Kenneth Grahame; Illustrated by Michael Hague

Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney movie.

Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of children's literature, including The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz, and The Teddy Bears' Picnic. His lush, detailed watercolors have earned him a dedicated following and a reputation as one of America's foremost illustrators of books for children. He lives with his wife, Kathleen, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kenneth Grahame

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