Synopses & Reviews
When Jack's father discovers a fire-breathing dragon living close to home, Jack tells everyone not to worry he has read a lot about dragons. The next day, Jack meets him and learns that he is poet who would rather write than fight knights and breathe fire. Soon Jack and the dragon are sharing poetry and singing songs, but Jack can't keep him a secret for long. One day, Saint George rides into town to slay the beast, but the dragon refuses to take part in something so uncivilized. So with the help of Jack, they agree to stage a mock battle which turns out to be a hit.
"San Souci breathes new life into the sword-and-scales genre with a snappy adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 short story." Publishers Weekly
"The message of compassion, loyalty, and friendship still shines through." School Library Journal
Based on Kenneth Grahame's original story, this charming retelling is highlighted by Segal's unique comic illustrations, giving this classic tale a humorous twist.