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THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DRAGON by Else Holmelund Minarik

THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DRAGON

By Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Martine Gourbault (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-09913-0
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins

The author of Little Bear (1957) concocts a wry modern fable. Escaping from the young protagonist's book, a dragon swallows all her toys--even the minicomputer. Undaunted, she orders him to cough up: she'll sit on his book until he does. Everything flies out, and she lets him "back in the book--where he belonged." The whimsically offbeat story makes a good vehicle for Gourbault's debut; her greedy dragon is just scary enough and not very bright, the child refreshingly assertive and self-possessed. (Picture book. 4-8)