The Book of Dragons

Edith Nesbit

John Rayburn (Narrator)

06-07-22

4hrs 27min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

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06-07-22

4hrs 27min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

Description

It wouldn’t be out of line to call this book a great world of pretend. It is actually eight short stories that are clever and magical, as well as frightening at times.

For example, a fierce dragon crawls out of the dungeons of a castle and seems to be aiming at eating an entire nearby village. The wild beast frightens a poor blacksmith who has the sense and ability to trick the ferocious animal and save the town and its people.

One of the classic tales tells of a princess who has a heart of gold which gives her immunity to being eaten by any attacking dragon. You’ll learn about Elfin, a clever pig keeper who wins the heart of the lovely princess.

The storyteller, Edith Nesbit, was born in 1858 in what is now Greater London. She had the imaginative foresight to concoct tales that often found her called the creator of modern children’s fantasy. Her imagination attracted children of her time and involved them in what seemed to be a real world filled with unexpected adventures.

Her powers of invention brought us the magical stories we’re about to hear.

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Language English
Release Day Jun 6, 2022
Release Date June 7, 2022
Release Date Machine 1654560000
Imprint John D. Rayburn
Provider John D. Rayburn
Categories Children's Books, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858–1924) lived in England and had dreamed of becoming a poet since she was fifteen years old. After her husband fell ill, it was up to her to support her small family. For the next nineteen years, she wrote novels, essays, articles, poems, and short stories; but it was not until 1899, when The Story of the Treasure Seekers was published, that she achieved great success. Her groundbreaking style of depicting realistic, believable children quickly gained a popularity that has lasted for more than a century.

Narrator Bio
John Rayburn

John Rayburn is a veteran of sixty-two years in broadcasting. He served as a news and sports anchor and show host, and his television newscast achieved the largest share-of-audience figures of any major-market television newscast in the nation. He is a member of the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. His network credits include reports and/or appearances on The Today Show, Huntley-Brinkley News, Walter Cronkite News, NBC Monitor, NBC News on the Hour, and others. He recorded dozens of books for the National Library Service and narrated innumerable radio and television recordings.

Overview

It wouldn’t be out of line to call this book a great world of pretend. It is actually eight short stories that are clever and magical, as well as frightening at times.

For example, a fierce dragon crawls out of the dungeons of a castle and seems to be aiming at eating an entire nearby village. The wild beast frightens a poor blacksmith who has the sense and ability to trick the ferocious animal and save the town and its people.

One of the classic tales tells of a princess who has a heart of gold which gives her immunity to being eaten by any attacking dragon. You’ll learn about Elfin, a clever pig keeper who wins the heart of the lovely princess.

The storyteller, Edith Nesbit, was born in 1858 in what is now Greater London. She had the imaginative foresight to concoct tales that often found her called the creator of modern children’s fantasy. Her imagination attracted children of her time and involved them in what seemed to be a real world filled with unexpected adventures.

Her powers of invention brought us the magical stories we’re about to hear.

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