The Reluctant Dragon

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What to expect

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He’s always known that cave was a dragon cave—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.

Critics Review

  • “A wonderful story about peace, war, and using your brain…a medieval fable with implications for the nuclear age.”

    Entertainment Weekly
  • “Grahame [writes] expressive prose.”

    Publishers Weekly
  •  “A classic tale of loyalty and compassion.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “The richly expressive prose of Kenneth Grahame continues to delight…full of warm colors and busy activities.”

    Language Arts

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