In this illustrated, abridged version of the original, the boy who finds the dragon in the cave knows it is a kindly, harmless one, but how can he convince the frightened villagers and, especially, St. George the dragon killer that there is no cause for concern?
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This is a truly wonderful story-within-a-story: two children, fancying that the snow tracks they've followed from their yard are those of a dragon, encounter
Whimsical, warm and clever.
(I read this because it is the source material for the retelling "Kenny and the Dragon" by Tony DiTerlizzi, which
For me the writing was bland and the characters didn't have much of a personality besides annoying, vexing and what the. And to top the flat personalities the main characters
It would be interesting to see how Disney ended up re-making this to their own since I did watch a bit on Youtube. Otherwise this is one book whose easy writing and simple drawings will more than likely attract the attention of younger crowds rather than older ones.
What's it about? Two children are following footprints in the snow, when a neighbour calls
What did I like about it? It's a very nice, old fashioned story for children. Very English.
The audio was clear, without any errors.
What didn't I like? I think I may have chosen an awful audio version to which to listen. It was a full cast production, but with American actors, and, honestly, it spoilt all the fun of the story. I think if it had been a cast with English accents, it might have been better.
Would I recommend it? Oh yes, but not this particular edition. A great bedtime story I imagine.