The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame & Ernest H. Shepard [FIRST EDITION] 1938
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame & illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
FIRST EDITION / TENTH PRINTING  HOLIDAY HOUSE
The classic tale of a big gay dragon
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition. Dust jacket is in fair shape with some heavy wear and tear to edges. Now housed in a brand new archival quality mylar jacket.
Book itself however is near mint. Beautiful bright clean lime cloth boards. Reads as new. Name of orig owner on front flyleaf.
In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him. This story first appeared as a chapter in Grahame's Dream Days and was first published as a separate book by Holiday House in 1938 with illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. (