This is a whimsical look at dragons and their brave adversaries. The tales included in this collection are: "The Book of Beasts", "Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger", "The Deliverers of Their Country", "The Ice Dragon, or Do As You Are Told", "The Dragon Tamers", "The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold", "Kind Little Edmond, or The Caves and the Cockatrice", "The Island of Nine Whirlpools" and "The Last of the Dragons".
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient sand-fairy!
Having a sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all of the trouble wishes can cause .
Read by 007 star Samantha Bond.