GREEN SMOKE by Rosemary Manning


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Somewhere on the coast of Cornwall a little girl named Sue who is eight years old meets a friendly green dragon who is aeons old. The dragon is exceedingly fond of almond buns, but would never dream of eating a little girl, and he strikes up a warm friendship with Sue. Together, they while away the summer months, the dragon reminiscing about that time long ago when King Arthur ruled and when Merlin worked his magic spells. Illustrated with fanciful black and white illustrations and told in a sunny, though somewhat precious style, Green Smoke unlike Ruth Gannett's My Father's Dragen is not primarily a story of dragons, but uses the animal as a vehicle through which to tell informally the Arthurian tales, in a style suitable for younger readers.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1958
Publisher: Doubleday