The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

I’ve not heard of much else written by Kenneth Grahame, apart from Wind in the Willows of course, so this book intrigued me. I was pleasantly surprised with this quaint little story about a young boy discovering a dragon in the mountains near by. The dragon is not very stereotypical, in that he is actually very posh, lazy, not violent at all and just wants to keep himself to himself. Their introduction made me chuckle as both characters are so matter of fact with each other. Have a little read at their terribly frank and comical meeting:


Word gets around of the Dragon and Saint George comes to slay the dragon and save the village. Not that they need saving from this big softy…

It was a lovely little book, although don’t think that because it’s short that it’s ‘easy’. As you can see in some of the excerpts, there are some challenging words. It’s definitely worth a flick through as something a bit different to read.

Has anybody else read it, or anything else by Kenneth Grahame? Let me know by posting a comment.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ella, year 6 says:

    Im quite fond of his books and have read quite a few:
    ●wind in the willows
    ●restless rat
    ●sneaky toad
    ●by the riverbank
    ●mr. Toad comes home
    And ●Mr toad in trouble

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    1. vteubler says:

      Which is your favourite?

      Like

  2. Ella says:

    I think ill have to go for windows in the willows.. x

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