The Book of Dragons
by E. Nesbit
Looking Glass Library
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January, 2010
List Price: $12.99
Review: The Book of Dragons is a classic tale of a dragon or a beast who is trying to overcome the city, or people. The Book of Dragons was written by Edith Nesbit and the drawings in this book are the original drawings by H.R. Miller. The eight stories in this book all had their own plot, with complicated characters all different from one another. This book is the only one in the series.
The Book of Dragons is about a naive boy who becomes a king and a very naughty king as well, an interesting book that is like a popup book. It is also about an Uncle named James who is a sorcerer and a very naughty dragon. A naughty ice dragon that has been frozen since the beginning of time and will soon thaw. An island guarded by a naughty dragon, with the only escape route being cunning and wit. And overall this tale is about dragons, evil Uncles, and so much more.
I liked this book because it was exciting and easy to follow. The only disappointment was in the lack of climaxes in some of the stories. This caused some of the stories to be not as exciting as the others. A few stories kept building and building and there was no climax. Other than that all the other stories were fine. Overall, Book of Dragons deserves a 4 out of 5. The book of dragons has encouraged me to consider reading some other books written by the same author. This is a great book that can be read by all the ages. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys classic tales of princesses and knights, castles and dragons, and most of all bravery.
Review written by Gabrielle (6th grade student).
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