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The Reluctant Dragon

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The Reluctant Dragon

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Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2004
Henry Holt and Company, 1988
Original English publication, 1898
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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Fantasy
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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.


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