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The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lori
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 01-14-17

teaches without being didactic

For whatever reason, I'm revisiting books I read as a kid and books I read to my kids when they were little. I love Kenneth Grahame's way of never talking down to a child in his books. For those who love a good animal character, this one about the dragon, the kid, and St. George is a classic and it teaches diversity and individual identity in a way that no school book could.

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THE HAPPY BOHEMIAN DRAGON

THE SIN OF ROMANCING
I am normally a stickler for a dragon having an attitude, being selfish, etc., but I will make an exception for this story. I liked the story and I liked all the characters including the LAZY dragon. This is a fun read and teaches a lot about friendship.

narrator
Only four stars on the narrator, as he did not distinguish well between characters. At times I could not tell who was talking between the three main characters. It was not bad enough to stop you from listening to this. On sale now for $1.95 for almost an hour. That is less than minimum wage was when I was a kid.

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Fantastic

The kids and I loved it. Its a simple yet engaging fantasy adventure story. Great for bed times.

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Classically Refreshing!

What a wonderful book to revive in children and adults the love of listening to a rich literary piece! This is a beautiful, passionate tale with vocabulary to inspire and challenge! The noun governs the verb throughout this tale.

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Great story!😂😍😘


The reluctant dragon is an amazing story. My kids loved this book! My family highly recommends.

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Great Quick Story

Review of audible edition : Very good narrator! Lasted right under 55 minutes.. Good story, as an adult enjoyed listening along with the kids.

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4,5, and 8 year old kids love it

Very good story. Excellent narration. Enjoyed by my son and daughters alike. We recommend it.

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well received by my 7 yr old boy

the narration is lovely, and my 1st grader gave the 4-5 star ratings, I didn't listen much, but seems like a good investment

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  • rstack
  • United States
  • 10-19-17

enjoyed it!

Quick listen but a very neat little tale. Great performance. Looking forward to listening to it with my 5 year old son.

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My narration could not hold a candle

to Anton Lesser's narration. My children loved his telling of this wonderful tale. I foresee this being a frequently requested listen in our home.