The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons)

The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons)

by Jean E. Pendziwol, Martine Gourbault
     
 

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Setting out from Camp Camelot in search of a noble quest, a girl and her dragon friend cross swords with a bully of a knight. The bully says the dragon is too big, tall and green to play knights.

Suddenly, playtime is spoiled. The girl stands up for the dragon, but the other bystanders let the bully do as he pleases. It's time for a petition to the king!

Overview

Setting out from Camp Camelot in search of a noble quest, a girl and her dragon friend cross swords with a bully of a knight. The bully says the dragon is too big, tall and green to play knights.

Suddenly, playtime is spoiled. The girl stands up for the dragon, but the other bystanders let the bully do as he pleases. It's time for a petition to the king! After a roundtable discussion, the bully comes to accept that everyone has a right to play —- no matter how big, tall or green they are!

This winning combination of adventure and information provides the perfect starting point for discussions about bullying. The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons) offers a constructive approach to an important subject.

Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
Pendziwol has once again delivered a winning combination of adventure and information in her series of books starring Dragon and friend.
KOTA-TV Rapid City
... provides a playful context for an important subject, and can be a starting point for conversations with parents, caregivers, and educators.
From the Publisher
Pendziwol has once again delivered a winning combination of adventure and information in her series of books starring Dragon and friend.

... provides a playful context for an important subject, and can be a starting point for conversations with parents, caregivers, and educators.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2
Rhyming couplets tell a tale of bullying, hurt feelings, mediation, and a happy ending. The narrator and his dragon buddy set off for Camp Camelot, only to be taunted by three boys who don't want any tall, green knights around. The narrator seeks the help of the king and queen (counselors) who comfort the dragon and confront the bullies. The bullies are invited to set out on a quest to fix what they've done wrong. They apologize, and the dragon proves his worth when a kitten must be rescued from a tree. The medieval trappings can't hide the fact that this book is little more than an extended therapy session. The pencil-crayon cartoon illustrations reflect an ethnically diverse crowd of knights and nobles, but the awkward, long-winded text makes this didactic story a marginal purchase. Other titles, such as Denis Roche's Mim, Gym, and June (Houghton, 2003) address the same situation more effectively.
—Rachael VilmarCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554531363
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, Mr.McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, Canada.

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