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The Reluctant Dragon: Alcazar AudioWorks Presents

The Reluctant Dragon: Alcazar AudioWorks Presents

Escrito por Kenneth Grahame

Narrado por Bobbie Frohman y Full Cast


The Reluctant Dragon: Alcazar AudioWorks Presents

Escrito por Kenneth Grahame

Narrado por Bobbie Frohman y Full Cast

valoraciones:
4/5 (10 valoraciones)
Longitud:
1 hora
Publicado:
Jan 1, 2006
ISBN:
9780972499569
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

The Reluctant Dragon is far more interested in writing and reading poetry than in belching fire to frighten and threaten the townspeople. He befriends a young villager and has a wonderful adventure facing St. George, the famous slayer of dragons, in a mock battle of ferocious, but harmless fun.

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales!

Publicado:
Jan 1, 2006
ISBN:
9780972499569
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a Scottish author of children’s literature. Following the death of his mother at a young age, Grahame was sent to live with his grandmother in Berkshire, England, in a home near the River Thames. Unable to study at Oxford due to financial reasons, Grahame embarked on a career with the Bank of England, eventually retiring to devote himself to writing. An early exposure to nature and wildlife formed a lasting impression on Grahame, who would return to the Thames Valley of his youth throughout his literary career—most notably in his novel The Wind in the Willows (1908), which is considered his finest achievement and a masterpiece of children’s fiction.

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  • (3/5)
    Why did I read it? I had read The Wind in the Willows when I was a child, and only recently discovered that Kenneth Grahame had authored other books, about which I was unaware. This story sounded interesting.What's it about? Two children are following footprints in the snow, when a neighbour calls them in for warming tea, and begins to tell them the story of the friendship between a boy, and a dragon living in a cave up on the Downs.What did I like about it? It's a very nice, old fashioned story for children. Very English.The audio was clear, without any errors.What didn't I like? I think I may have chosen an awful audio version to which to listen. It was a full cast production, but with American actors, and, honestly, it spoilt all the fun of the story. I think if it had been a cast with English accents, it might have been better.Would I recommend it? Oh yes, but not this particular edition. A great bedtime story I imagine.
  • (4/5)
    Adorable, simple little story of the friendship between a brave boy and a dragon who doesn't want to fight. It's all about peace, man. And friendship. And not making snap judgments.(I read this because it is the source material for the retelling "Kenny and the Dragon" by Tony DiTerlizzi, which expands on this delightful tale quite wonderfully.)
  • (5/5)
    Of course, I had 'The Wind in the Willows' as a child. I truly wish I'd had this story as well. It's less well known - but I'm not sure why.

    This is a truly wonderful story-within-a-story: two children, fancying that the snow tracks they've followed from their yard are those of a dragon, encounter a kindly neighbor, who tells them a story - of course, about a boy who meets a literarily-inclined, and unusually good-tempered dragon.

    Whimsical, warm and clever.
  • (3/5)
    I promised that I have read this book somewhere, maybe once upon a time, for it is familiar but I just cannot place where. For me the writing was bland and the characters didn't have much of a personality besides annoying, vexing and what the. And to top the flat personalities the main characters with the exception of St. George didn't have names but were called by their place in the book then given with "and that was their skill while they were good at it". It would be interesting to see how Disney ended up re-making this to their own since I did watch a bit on Youtube. Otherwise this is one book whose easy writing and simple drawings will more than likely attract the attention of younger crowds rather than older ones.
  • (5/5)
    The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of this classic from Holiday House features an introduction from Leonard Marcus offering some interesting historical background.
  • (4/5)
    From a story-in-a-story in Dream Days. Got this because I loved Michael Hague's illustrations for The Wind in the Willows. Not disappointed.
  • (3/5)
    The Reluctant Dragon is about a little boy who discovers and dragon new to the neighborhood, whom he convinces to put on a false battle with St. George in order to win the hearts of the skeptical townspeople. The dragon willingly obliges, and the three participants become heroes to the village. Although this story is a twisted take on the life of Saint George, this would be a fantastic introduction of the saint to young children.
  • (4/5)
    Adorable, simple little story of the friendship between a brave boy and a dragon who doesn't want to fight. It's all about peace, man. And friendship. And not making snap judgments.(I read this because it is the source material for the retelling "Kenny and the Dragon" by Tony DiTerlizzi, which expands on this delightful tale quite wonderfully.)
  • (4/5)
    A new dragon has moved in and befriended a local boy who knows a lot about literature. Though he?s harmless and a philosopher rather than a fighter, the locals call in a knight. Suddenly there are people wanting a fight, and the dragon has to stage one to get the peace and acceptance he so desires.