Dragons — of all sorts — make for marvelous fun, and this collection of madcap tales is filled with them. Some of the legendary monsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There’s a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot.
And who challenges these amazing creatures? Why, daring heroes, of course, as well as a wicked prince, and even an entire soccer team — which, unfortunately, meets its fate with a fire-breathing brute that flies out of the pages of an enchanted book.
E. (Edith) Nesbit (1858–1924) was one of the pioneers of fantasy fiction for children. Her classic novels — such as The Railway Children and Five Children and It— have remained popular for more than a century. 24 illustrations.
The Book of Dragons is a fun series of kid friendly and humorous short stories about children and their adventures with huge and problematic dragons. The book has been around for some time, It contains quality that both engages the imagination and creates a sense of wonder. The Edith’s writing is wonderful, and the sentiments, refreshing.
I wish I had read the Book of Dragons as a Child there were stories each of it containing lesson and humor for children’s.