DOMINIQUE AND THE DRAGON by Jurgen Tamchina

DOMINIQUE AND THE DRAGON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Breughel's back of this strapping picture book, in spirit as well as in style, which makes it dragon-taming with a difference. The villagers' discombobulation when the dragon appears, their ambitious but futile attempts to rout him, little Dominique tenderly luring him to town (""They will see that you are not bad at all""), his contentment as impromptu playground, bridge and wine-press, his final departure warmed with harvest festival wine--every implication is exploited to the full. It's eventful, energetic fun, a bonanza for friends of dragons and of Hans and Peter (also drawn by Heidrun Petrides).

Pub Date: April 30th, 1969
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World