New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. 128 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm.
A BOOK OF DRAGONS
by Ruth Manning-Sanders
Illustrated by Robin Jacques
Not all dragons want to gobble up princesses. Of the dragons in these fourteen stories some are magnificent, some comic — but there is none that can't be outwitted. There is a fierce dragon who proves a coward before Stan Bolovan and his hundred merry children, and a kind dragon who is delighted when Pepito comes to stay. There are eight wicked black dragons who masquerade as doves, a mighty Chinese dragon who brings the rain, and many others.
Ruth Manning-Sanders has collected these tales from all over the world and tells them with the gaiety and grace that distinguished her earlier collections, A Book of Giants and A Book of Dwarfs. The illustrations by Robin Jacques fit right into the fairy-tale atmosphere, perfectly matching the stories in charm and humor.
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