The Book of Dragons
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(4.3 based on 28 ratings)
  • 1
    The Book of Beasts | E. Nesbit

    The Book of Beasts

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    A young king finds a magical book once owned by his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather and unwittingly sets a wicked beast loose in his kingdom. Now he must find a way to best the beast and win back the love of his subjects. Edith (E.) Nesbit was a master at weaving imagination and real life into timeless fairy tales, with fantastic mythical creatures, princes and princesses, magic, and just the right touch of silliness. The Book of Beasts is the first in a series of fairy tales with a common theme: Dragons!

    Great Story

    This is an excellent book for all ages to enjoy. Beautiful story about a kid who open a magical book and lets out a dragon and the adventures begin fr..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2014 by Yaquelin (Miami, Florida, United States)
  • 2
    Uncle James | Edith Nesbit

    Uncle James

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    The island kingdom of Rotundia is normal in every way but one - all the animals are the wrong sizes. And when a purple dragon finds its way to the island and desires the princess as a birthday present, young Tom the garderners son, along with his lap dog sized elephant Fido, must find a way to save her. Edith (E.) Nesbit was a master at weaving imagination and real life into timeless fairy tales, with fantastic mythical creatures, princes and princesses, magic, and just the right touch of silliness.

    Great story for kids!

    Yes, if they had kids. This is the kind of story kids, esp elementary school level, will eat up.

    Reviewed on June 02 2014 by Bryan (Harrisburg, PA, United States)
  • 3
    The Deliverers of Their Country | Edith Nesbit

    The Deliverers of Their Country

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    "It all started when Effie got something in her eye…" and before the week was out, the country was overrun with dragons of all sizes. Effie and Harry decide something must be done, so they set out to wake St. George. Edith (E.) Nesbit was a master at weaving imagination and real life into timeless fairy tales, with fantastic mythical creatures, princes and princesses, magic, and just the right touch of silliness.

    A unique joy.

    This classic stand-alone dragon tale is exciting and fun. My kids (5 and 9) listened to it on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. In fact, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2014 by Tabitha (Salem, OR, United States)
  • 4
    The Ice Dragon: Do as You Are Told, Book 4 | Edith Nesbit

    The Ice Dragon: Do as You Are Told, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    Have you ever wanted to travel to the North Pole? See the Aurora Borealis up close and personal? Well, make sure you catch up to George and Jane, two disobedient children, who on December 11th, set out to do just that, finding adventure and a dragon on the way. E. Nesbit was a master at weaving imagination and real life into timeless fairy tales, with fantastic mythical creatures, princes and princesses, magic, and just the right touch of silliness.

    A cute kids story!

    Cute Children's Fairytale

    Reviewed on July 22 2014 by Terri (United States)
  • 5
    The Island of the Nine Whirlpools | Edith Nesbit

    The Island of the Nine Whirlpools

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    When the King and Queen were ready to have a child, the Queen did what all good queens do; she visited the local witch. But she forgot to specify the King wanted a boy child. On the Princess’s 18th birthday, the King, who was a very disagreeable King, banished the Princess to an island surrounded by nine whirlpools and guarded by a dragon AND a gryphon. There she would spend eternity sewing her wedding dress and waiting for a Prince clever enough to free her.

    Great book for kids!!

    This is a fun adorable read for kids. I fondly recall reading these in much younger days and this was a happy revisit.

    The story is a simple ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2014 by K. April Holgate (Montrose, PA, United States)
  • 6
    The Fiery Dragon: Book 6 of The Book of Dragons Series | Edith Nesbit

    The Fiery Dragon: Book 6 of The Book of Dragons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    Poor Sabrinetta, granddaughter to brave St. George the dragonslayer, has been banished to her dragon-proof tower while her evil cousin rules her kingdom. But when the dragon wakes and eats all of Prince Tiresome's hippopotamuses, he runs to the safety of her tower, throwing her out to fend off the dragon by herself. Can she and Elfin the pigkeeper save her people before the dragon has his way with them?

    Great storytelling

    I liked everything about the Fiery Dragon. The plot, the cadence, and the voices were all great!

    Reviewed on February 19 2015 by erobbins33 ()
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    The Dragon Tamers | Edith Nesbit

    The Dragon Tamers

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    John the Blacksmith doesn't know what is at the bottom of the stairs leading down from the dungeon. With any luck, he'll never find out. Then one day he has to go into the dungeon to fetch more coal and comes face to face with the dragon that has risen from the depths. It looks like today John's luck may have run out. Or is it just beginning?

    A Matter of Trust

    It is a delightful story that makes me laughOn a deeper level there is a moral to the taleNot to give a spoiler but the ending is very important

    Reviewed on January 28 2015 by DogsMom (KIEL, WI, United States)
  • 8
    Kind Little Edmond: Book 8 of The Book of Dragons Series | Edith Nesbit

    Kind Little Edmond: Book 8 of The Book of Dragons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
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    Kind little Edmund loved to find out about things. (And finding out about things is not the same as learning about things, as you do in school.) One day he finds out about the creatures living in the mountain near his village and thinks maybe he doesn't like finding out about things so much after all. But once the creatures have been found, there is nothing to do but find a way to save the village before it's too late.

    Great story of a curious little boy!

    Note: Even though this is Book 8 in the series, it works completely as a stand alone.

    This is the tale of young Edmond, who was filled to the..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 10 2015 by DabOfDarkness (Ojo Caliente, NM, United States)