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The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons

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by Edith Nesbit, H. R. Millar
     
 

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Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.

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Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.

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Publishers Weekly
And, the book from which it sprung, The Book of Dragons, which includes eight dragon stories originally published in The Strand magazine (according to an afterword), is available once more with H.R. Millar's original b&w illustrations and an otherworldly new cover by Caldecott Medal-winner Paul O. Zelinsky. ( Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
And, the book from which it sprung, The Book of Dragons, which includes eight dragon stories originally published in The Strand magazine (according to an afterword), is available once more with H.R. Millar's original b&w illustrations and an otherworldly new cover by Caldecott Medal-winner Paul O. Zelinsky. ( Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
British author E. Nesbit (1858-1924) is probably best known in the United States for The Railway Children and Five Children and It, both seminal-and entrancing-works of children's literature. It's a pleasure, then, to have this long out of print book available again at last. The eight short stories enclosed are all about dragons and fairy tales. Nesbit takes both subjects and reinterprets them with charm and a sense of drollness nearly unknown to contemporary authors. Child kings and princesses without kingdoms-but with plenty of heart-people these stories, and the dragons only ever eat villains. Nesbit's tales are filled with a very old-fashioned sense of right and wrong, and a certain out-of-fashion sentimentality as well. They cry out to be read aloud, and what better reason is there for reading them aloud to one's children? 2001 (orig. 1900), SeaStar Books, $14.95. Ages 6 to 10. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781533084057
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/04/2016
Pages:
136

Meet the Author

Edith Nesbit was born in Surrey in 1854. She was educated in France, and was an editor for the society's journal, Today.

She has written, or collaborated in, over 60 books. She is considered the first modern children's author.

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