Young Henry and the Dragon

Young Henry and the Dragon
Author: Jeanne Kaufman
Illustrator: Daria Tessler
Publisher: Shenanigan Books
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-934860-11-3
Pages: 32
Price: $15.95

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Young Henry, the squire, is traveling through the forest late at night. When he stops to rest, he wants to warm himself and cook some of his favorite dinner. Since he has no fire, he decides to locate a nearby dragon and borrow a flame from him.

The dragon is uncooperative, so Henry decides to try to make him laugh. A good snorting bellow would blast flames and Henry would have his fire. But Henry couldn’t possibly foresee the humorous results of his attempts.

Told in rhyming verse, Young Henry and the Dragon is a delightful tale of ingenuity and boldness. I loved the way Henry stood up to the dragon, asking for what he needed. And the surprise ending makes it a really fun read.

Reviewer: Alice Berger