FIRE AND STONE by Ursula K. Le Guin

FIRE AND STONE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once upon a time there was a country that lived in fear of a dragon." When he flies over, breathing fire and bellowing "RRRAAAHHX!", the local populace flee to a pond to wait with only their noses out--till a couple of children realize that the dragon may be saying "rocks" and feed him some; enthusiastically eager for more, the dragon is gradually weighted down and turns to stone, over which grass grows. Le Guin deftly brings out the humor in her ironical story; Marshall, with a remarkably sure hand for a first book, uses authoritative line and perspective and rich, bright color to bring Le Guin's imaginary world to dramatic life.
Pub Date: March 13th, 1989
ISBN: 689-31408-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1989




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