The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.
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"teaches without being didactic"
For whatever reason, I'm revisiting books I read as a kid and books I read to my kids when they were little. I love Kenneth Grahame's way of never talking down to a child in his books. For those who love a good animal character, this one about the dragon, the kid, and St. George is a classic and it teaches diversity and individual identity in a way that no school book could.
"Very good story especially at bedtime."
Recommend! I Loved the Dragon! The narrator was very good and told the story superbly.
"A Bookish Boy, a Lazy Dragon, an Equable Knight"
One day a dragon who boasts blue scales and a preference for poetry rather than ???ramping??? starts living in a cave on the downs near the home of a boy who loves reading books, especially natural history and fairy tales. What will happen when the normal people living in the town, you know, the kind who love watching fights, baiting animals, punishing villains, and exterminating pests become aware of the dragon? Will the boy be able to arrange everything to everyone???s satisfaction? Grahame???s story is a humorous revision of usual tales featuring dragons. Although it threatens to become a wee bit precious at times, it???s mostly charming, and its themes about human nature are keen. And the reading by Anton Lesser is fine.
Really enjoyed this as my first audio listening experience and I would recommend it to families with young children
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