The Reluctant Dragon : Seventy-fifth Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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Publisher Holiday House
Mfg Part# 9780823428212
SKU 248654386
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0823428214
Release Date 8/1/2013
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 6L x 0.25T
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Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame is best remembered as the author of the classic THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Grahame's childhood was extremely unhappy. His mother died when he was five, at which point his alcoholic father surrendered Grahame and his siblings to their maternal grandmother, who also expressed little interest in the children. Discouraged from becoming a writer by his family, Grahame was forced to take a "real" job as a bank clerk. He began writing for various magazines in 1890, and it was this writing that led to the publication of his first successful book, THE GOLDEN AGE, in 1894. He married Elspeth Thomson in 1899; the couple had one child--a son named Alastair. Alastair was born with impaired vision and Grahame would entertain him with wild stories about such characters as Mr. Toad, Mole, and Rat. These stories formed the basis for THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which was published in 1907. The success of this book allowed Grahame to quit his bank job and become a full-time writer.
English illustrator Ernest Howard Shepard was encouraged to become an artist by his parents. Shepard's career began as an illustrator for the British humor magazine, "Punch." He is well known for illustrating A. A. Milne's WINNIE-THE-POOH and Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. In addition to these works, Shepard also wrote and illustrated two books of his own, BEN AND BROCK and BETTY AND JOE. In 1972 he received the Order of the British Empire.
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Editors Note A young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home, and when the town folk send for St. George to slay the beast, it's up to him to find a way to save his friend. This handsome 75th Anniversary Edition features an introduction by children's literature historian Leonard Marcus.

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