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George and the Dragon Word
     

George and the Dragon Word

by Dianne Snyder, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
 

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When George turns Great-aunt Agatha into a dragon by shouting an ugly magic word, the twosome visits Wordsworth to exchange the word for one which will reverse the spell.

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When George turns Great-aunt Agatha into a dragon by shouting an ugly magic word, the twosome visits Wordsworth to exchange the word for one which will reverse the spell.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When George is angry, he says a word so mean and ugly that it makes other people cry. One day Greataunt Agatha comes to stay with George and his sister while their parents are away. Agatha is constantly scolding George and making up rules that begin with ``don't.'' Finally George is so frustrated that he utters his nasty word. His sister begins to cry, but his aunt does not; instead, much to his surprise, she turns into a dragon. The dragon grabs George's wrist and takes him to see a strange man named Wordsworth whose job it is to make up new words. When George and Wordsworth create a word powerful enough to convert the dragon back into Greataunt Agatha, George agrees to give up his hurtful term. This brisk, offbeat tale celebrates the strength of the spoken word. Lies's whimsical black-and-white drawings highlight the imaginative events. George's experience playfully reminds children that they should choose their words carefully before they speak. Ages 7-9. (Oct.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-- When his parents take a vacation, George and his sister Beth are left in the care of Greataunt Agatha. The elderly woman fixes meals that George doesn't like and lays down rules all beginning with ``don't.'' He knows an ugly magic word that he only uses when he's angry; when he finds Beth and hera friend reading the book Greataunt Agatha brought them, he gets mad and spits out the word. Greataunt Agatha then turns into a dragon and takes George to her friend Wordsworth, a wordsmith. He invents a new word for George to use in place of the other, and she is restored to her former self. The story is full of wordplay and is comically illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, but readers may be disappointed that neither word is revealed. --Dorothy Evans, Chicago Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671793937
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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