Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dragon, Dragon by John Gardner

Like reading fairy tales?  Here are four non-traditional tales to amuse you.

I downloaded this ebook from Net Galley.  Open Road published it the first part of November as an Adobe Reader edition.  I like fantasy, so thought I'd check out this children's middle school book.  Michael Sporn is the illustrator.  It was first published in 1975, this is the most recent edition.

Mr. Gardner does not write charming, simple tales.  He offers his characters more challenges, gives them human character faults, and offers you a fresh way to look at fairy tales.

There's a meddlesome dragon, a fearful tailor, a mule who's too smart for his own good, and a brave little chimney sweep.  The stories are short, but entertaining.

Why not download a copy and share it with your child.  Maybe they can come up with some fantasy stories of their own to share with you!

Happy reading.

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