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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (733 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Nesbit Narrator: Bobbie Frohman, David Thorn Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Evelyn Nesbit creates a fantasy world with friendly dragons, mean dragons, colorful dragons and even baby dragons! Find out if the princess gets rescued by her true love. Can the young king save his subjects from the hungry dragon he accidentally released? Enjoy Evelyn Nesbit's fabulous series of short stories beloved by children for over a hundred years.

The stories include:

1. The Book of Beasts

2. Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger

3. The Deliverers of Their Country

4. The Ice Dragon, or Do as You are Told

Edith Nesbit (1858 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the Queen of Children's literature, Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre.

Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gheeta | 2/20/2014

    " A fun series of tales about children and dragons from years and years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/9/2014

    " What a fantastic set of children's dragon fairy tales!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 2/5/2014

    " We recently read this book for bedtime and we loved it. It was one of those books that was so much fun for me to read and the kids were mesmerized with how each story was going to unfold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/28/2014

    " This is collection of short stories about dragons. Some of the dragons are good and some are bad,none are scary or gruesome. This book was written in the late 1800's (I believe) and formatted for ebooks by project gutenburg. I enjoyed this book, but I think today's kids will think it a little simple. The author puts a few references to good behavior in the stories that are charming. Probably good for a child aged 10-14. There are no illustrations in this free version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Swenson | 1/26/2014

    " This is a completely charming selection of short stories with great read-aloud potential. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 1/14/2014

    " Mostly I felt bad for the dragons, even though they were eating people. A few of the characters deserved to be eaten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 1/9/2014

    " I thought every dragon story was interesting. I think the one where it was raining dragons was the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley Daugherty | 1/8/2014

    " A nice collection of dragon stories though theymainly appear to be geared toward girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie Douglas | 1/6/2014

    " Dragon themes short stories, written in the form of old fashioned fairy tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 1/4/2014

    " This review is based on having heard many of the stories read aloud. I haven't yet read this book myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cole Finnian | 12/19/2013

    " Cole adores this book, it's his dragon book, and he was happy to give a copy to a friend, Gabe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 11/25/2013

    " Adorable! Delightful! Wonderful British children's fiction with a beautiful, wry sense of humor set in innocent, atypical stories. For tween-ish age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 11/21/2013

    " Really cute fairy tales about dragons for kids - love the writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel Leto | 8/8/2013

    " A lovely collection of short dragon related stories!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 8/3/2013

    " This was a wonderful collection of short stories. And yes though ideally for children, this is meant for children of all ages. It's tales were fun, and funny. Some had lessons in them. Others were fanciful and fun. I recommend this book to anyone, young or old, that loves a good little story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 6/12/2013

    " I'm not usually too big on short stories, but the ones in this book were so cute, and often absolutely hilarious at that! Very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/17/2013

    " one of my favorite childhood reads "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 2/18/2013

    " This is such a great read aloud! I love E. Nesbit's style. Her stories are so every-day and so fantastical all at once. My children begged for more at the end of every story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/6/2013

    " This was a great book of short stories that I read to the boys. I just lucked out coming across this book! It had themes to teach virtues and it was fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 11/13/2012

    " This really a set of stories. It is for younger kids but sort of cute. The imagination of Nesbit is a little different and not for everyone but I generally enjoy him. In some of this he gets even a little too much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 8/29/2012

    " Most of the dragons were really cool. They had special powers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klgg | 7/22/2012

    " I love dragons and I love the way E. Nesbit writes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/9/2012

    " Granted, it has been a long time since I've read this book, but I used to read it over and over in Middle School. If you like British people and dragons (with a cockatrice thrown in for good measure), it's a good, light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/6/2012

    " Great series of short stories all involving dragons in some form. Had a great time reading a story each night at bedtime to my 8 and 5 year old. Old fashioned and dry British humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca Jill | 4/2/2012

    " I won't forget this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 8/31/2011

    " This was a darling compilation of stories about dragons for children. My son and I both really enjoyed reading this one together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/13/2011

    " Cute and clever, a good reference for people interested in fairy tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 5/22/2011

    " Why read a children's book of short stories about dragons outloud to my teenagers? Because no one outgrows dragon tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gentlereader | 5/20/2011

    " Old British style, seperate short stories, some references only cultured adults will get.
    Rec: nostalgic adults, Narnia fans "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rusty | 5/5/2011

    " This little book has a series of eight short stories about dragons, great first book for young readers interested in dragons. Some of the dragons are blood thirsty, some eat anything, and one even becomes the pre-runner of the cat that lives in so many homes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurette | 3/8/2011

    " I'm not usually too big on short stories, but the ones in this book were so cute, and often absolutely hilarious at that! Very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bianca | 2/19/2011

    " I won't forget this book.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/8/2010

    " Quirky short fantasy stories. A little dark and odd. Good for younger Roald Dahl readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cole | 2/26/2010

    " Cole adores this book, it's his dragon book, and he was happy to give a copy to a friend, Gabe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/28/2009

    " Most of the dragons were really cool. They had special powers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 12/6/2009

    " We love all Nesbit, but Nesbit and dragons makes it particularly fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 7/11/2009

    " Charming short stories by Edith Nesbit "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/17/2009

    " This was a great book of short stories that I read to the boys. I just lucked out coming across this book! It had themes to teach virtues and it was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 4/10/2009

    " Oh, I've just started this book but I'm really enjoying her voice. And of course, what's not to like about dragons? (Aside from that eating people thing they do?) "

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