The Reluctant Dragon Author:Kenneth Grahame This is the story of The Boy, whose reading of natural history and fairy tales, "in a sandwichy sort of way," quite prepared him for the discovery of a dragon up on the Downs. Naturally, boy and dragon became fast friends. And when St. George arrived to do battle with the beast who by nature must be a scourge to the countryside, The Boy was ab... more »le to arrange a match between his scaly friend and the Saint that was quite satisfactory to all concerned.
The Reluctant Dragon first appeared as a chapter in Kenneth Grahame's "Dream Days". In 1938 Holiday House published it as a separate book, especially illustrated by Ernest Shepard. This is a reissue of that edition.« less