The Dragon of Krakow and Other Polish Stories

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These Polish folk tales have a delightfully mischievous character all their own. To create his sparkling collection, Richard Monte has gathered some of Poland's favourite stories from all over the country.

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These Polish folk tales have a delightfully mischievous character all their own. To create his sparkling collection, Richard Monte has gathered some of Poland's favourite stories from all over the country.

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Gr 3-6

Monte has gathered eight beloved stories in this easy-to-read book. In the title story, a fierce dragon ravages the city until the king, with the help of a clever shoemaker, comes up with a solution. Life lessons are taught in a few of the stories, such as "Neptune and the Naughty Fish," a cautionary tale about wanting to be noticed. As with many fairy tales, not everything is gentle, as in "The King Who Was Eaten by Mice." The black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings are amusing and unique. A suitable addition to most fairy-tale and folklore collections.-Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT

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Meet the Author

Paul Hess was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Dragon of Krakow, Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, The King with Horse's Ears and The King and the Seed. He lives in Northumberland.

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