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GRAHAME, K. / NESBIT, E.: Dragon Tales (Unabridged)


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GRAHAME, K. / NESBIT, E.: Dragon Tales (Unabridged)

Tradition says that dragons come in many shapes and sizes but they all breathe fire, whisk fierce, scaly tails and frighten the local villagers. Whenever they can, they capture princesses and take them to their caves. But this is not always the case. In these four delightful stories, Kenneth Grahame and Edith Nesbit introduce some very different kinds of dragons. One, for example, just wants to sit quietly in his cave and write poetry and really doesn’t want to fight St George; in another story, the princess is more strong-minded than the dragon! So prepare to be surprised by the dragons you meet on this recording!

Disc 1

  The Reluctant Dragon
1.   The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame 00:04:37
2.   Charlotte took me across another field or two… 00:04:19
3.   Long ago – might have been hundreds of years ago… 00:06:30
4.   Next day, after he'd had his tea… 00:04:48
5.   The dragon coloured slightly and looked away. 00:04:00
6.   What the boy feared, however, soon came to pass. 00:07:06
7.   The villagers were straggling homewards… 00:05:42
8.   'I've brought a friend to see you dragon,' said the boy… 00:07:10
9.   Next morning, the people began streaming up to the downs… 00:05:03
10.   The dragon was employing the interval… 00:05:04
11.   There were great doings when they got down to the village… 00:06:02
12.   'Here we are at your gate,' said the man abruptly… 00:02:32

Disc 2

  The Island of the Nine Whirlpools
1.   The Island of the Nine Whirlpools by Edith Nesbit 00:05:06
2.   When the Queen got home… 00:03:25
3.   The next day his plan was all arranged… 00:04:43
4.   Now, after more scores of years than you would like to add up… 00:03:09
5.   So, on the eighth day… 00:05:29
6.   And every day the Princess came to see Nigel… 00:04:18
7.   When the griffin fell asleep that afternoon 00:04:00
  The Fiery Dragon
8.   The Fiery Dragon by Edith Nesbit 00:04:57
9.   Then, quite suddenly, a cloud passed over the sun… 00:05:26
10.   When he awoke it was dark. 00:03:46
11.   So Elfin sat down again… 00:03:44
12.   The Princess could not walk through the streets… 00:05:04
13.   'We've saved the country,' said the Princess… 00:05:41
  The Last of the Dragons
14.   The Last of the Dragons by Edith Nesbit 00:03:27
15.   And the days and years went on… 00:05:35
16.   The Prince and Princess looked at each other. 00:06:06

Total Playing Time: 02:16:49

Grahame, Kenneth; Nesbit, Edith

Carvel, Bertie; Gregory, Emma

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA294912

Barcode: 9789626349496

Physical Release: 02/2009

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