The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons

eBook - 2010
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A collection of tales which shows how dragons can shape the fates of princes, queens, and ordinary children.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010
ISBN: 0375895345 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
9780375895340 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC NESBIT
Additional Contributors: Millar, H. R. - Illustrator

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hoishel1
Jan 23, 2015

Edith Nesbit's collection of stories is witty and original, with imaginative and creative story lines. However, it was first published in 1901, and good gracious, it is dated. There are SO many casual references to the boys being adventurous and strong and brave, while the girls are flighty and vapid and shallow.
The stories here are indeed quite good, but the language and bias against girls must be taken in the context of the time in which it was written.

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hoishel1
Jan 23, 2015

Edith Nesbit's collection of stories is witty and original, with imaginative and creative story lines. However, it was first published in 1901, and good gracious, it is dated. There are SO many casual references to the boys being adventurous and strong and brave, while the girls are flighty and vapid and shallow.
The stories here are indeed quite good, but the language and bias against girls must be taken in the context of the time in which it was written.

Mark_Daly Oct 15, 2014

Eight short stories, each with a different dragon, obey the familiar fairy tale formulas with some modern (circa 1900) twists. The dragons are menacing and destructive, but they are also simple and easily outwitted by each tale's child (or childlike) hero. Silly and ever so slightly subversive, the stories promise good fun as read-alouds. Nesbit's chatty style was a great influence on C.S. Lewis when he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series; here, you can experience the charm of the original.

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