Dragon, Dragon: And Other Tales by John Gardner

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Dragon, Dragon: And Other Tales

Four tales of fantasy from a twentieth-century literary master—selected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for Children

John Gardner’s first children’s book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story, a meddlesome dragon meets his match. “The Tailor and the Giant” tells the story of a cowardly man who finally faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden attempts to rid himself of his master in “The Miller’s Mule.” And in “The Last Piece of Light,” a brave young chimney-sweep saves the world from darkness.
 
Filled with irreverent twists on the classic elements of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the magical realms that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a collection of fun and fantastic tales to be cherished by readers of all ages.
'“[A] fanciful, witty collection.” —The New York Times Book Review “Disarmingly witty and polished overall.” —Kirkus Reviews “[Dragon, Dragon] proves that a master storyteller’s talents are applicable in any genre.” —Providence Sunday Journal'

Four tales of fantasy from a twentieth-century literary master—selected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for Children

John Gardner’s first children’s book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story, a meddlesome dragon meets his match. “The Tailor and the Giant” tells the story of a cowardly man who finally faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden attempts to rid himself of his master in “The Miller’s Mule.” And in “The Last Piece of Light,” a brave young chimney-sweep saves the world from darkness.
 
Filled with irreverent twists on the classic elements of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the magical realms that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a collection of fun and fantastic tales to be cherished by readers of all ages.
'“[A] fanciful, witty collection.” —The New York Times Book Review “Disarmingly witty and polished overall.” —Kirkus Reviews “[Dragon, Dragon] proves that a master storyteller’s talents are applicable in any genre.” —Providence Sunday Journal'
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween ISBN: 9781453203101 Pages: 128