The Book of Dragons

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

The Book of Dragons Publisher's Summary

First published in 1900, The Book Of Dragons is one of Edith Nesbit's best loved and most inventive children’s books. Her heroes and heroines are children faced unexpectedly with real live dragons, which are fiery, fierce, ravenous, irritating, grumpy, furry and even gifted cooks! They appear from caves, from the pages of a magical book, at the North Pole or from mysterious dungeons where nobody dares enter. Her stories are superbly written and surprise and delight at every turn. Absolutely riveting.

  • I. The Book of Beasts
  • II. Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger
  • III. The Deliverers of Their Country
  • IV. The Ice Dragon, or Do as You Are Told
  • V. The Island of the Nine Whirlpools
  • VI. The Dragon Tamers
  • VII. The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold
  • VIII. Kind Little Edmund, or The Caves and the Cockatrice

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  • Book 1-8

    • The Book of Dragons

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    First published in 1900, The Book Of Dragons is one of Edith Nesbit's best loved and most inventive children’s books. Her heroes and heroines are children faced unexpectedly with real live dragons, which are fiery, fierce, ravenous, irritating, grumpy, furry and even gifted cooks! They appear from caves, from the pages of a magical book, at the North Pole or from mysterious dungeons where nobody dares enter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dragons

    • By A. Sautter on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Book of Dragons

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Laurie Anne Walden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting hippopotamuses: these eight dragon tales are filled with the imaginative wit of children's author Edith Nesbit.

    Regular price: $9.82

    • The Book of Dragons

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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. This is a collection of nine of her fairy tales with a common theme - Dragons! For children from five to 95, these stories are not to be taken seriously. Let your imagination run wild!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great childhood memory

    • By KateB on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $12.85

  • Book 1-4

    • The Book of Dragons, Volume 1

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman, David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    A delightful collection of stories about children, princesses, and dragons who experience all the magic and wonder of exciting adventures - but with the necessity of learning proper "pleases" and thank-yous"...at least on occasion!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, But Beware!

    • By Margie on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $4.19

  • Book 1

    • The Book of Beasts

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Yaquelin on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $4.99

  • Book 2

    • Uncle James

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story for kids!

    • By Bryan on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $4.99

  • Book 3

    • The Deliverers of Their Country

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A unique joy.

    • By Tabitha on 06-29-14

    Regular price: $4.99

  • Book 4

    • The Ice Dragon

    • Do as You Are Told, Book 4
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A cute kids story!

    • By Terri on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $4.99

  • Book 5-8

    • The Book of Dragons, Volume 2

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Edith Nesbit creates a fantasy world with friendly dragons, mean dragons, colorful dragons and even baby dragons! Find out if the princess gets rescued by her true love. Can the young king save his subjects from the hungry dragon he accidentally released? Enjoy Edith Nesbit's fabulous series of short stories beloved by children for over a hundred years.

    Regular price: $4.19

  • Book 5

    • The Island of the Nine Whirlpools

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for kids!!

    • By K. April Holgate on 11-01-14

    Regular price: $4.99

  • Book 6

    • The Fiery Dragon

    • Book 6 of The Book of Dragons Series
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storytelling

    • By erobbins33 on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Fiery Dragon

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    This is a story from the Dragon Tales collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

  • Book 7

    • The Dragon Tamers

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Matter of Trust

    • By Laura S Reading on 01-28-15

    Regular price: $7.13

  • Book 8

    • Kind Little Edmond

    • Book 8 of The Book of Dragons Series
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Karen Krause
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of a curious little boy!

    • By DabOfDarkness on 03-10-15

    Regular price: $7.13