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A Book Dragon (edition 1988)

by Donn Kushner, Nancy Ruth Jackson (Illustrator)

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Member:diana.n
Title:A Book Dragon
Authors:Donn Kushner
Other authors:Nancy Ruth Jackson (Illustrator)
Info:Henry Holth & Co (J) (1988), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 197 pages
Collections:YA read but unowned
Rating:****
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A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner

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I own over three thousand books and have read many more. But this charming book is on my Top Ten all-time list. The story of a dragon who finds its ambition as a Book Dragon is whimsical and also sad, in a way. It takes Nonesuch the Dragon a while to find his bookworm ambition, six centuries in fact. The adventures take the reader through the ages, and children will be in wonderment at the description of plague-stricken London and caves full of treasure.

This is the kind of story that allows us to remember the innocence of childhood, while treasuring the love of books. Real books. The kind you hold in your hand. The illustrations are pen-and-ink, and the chapters start with beautiful calligraphy mirroring the medieval ages. I'm fairly sure my groaning bookshelves have a Nonesuch living in them.

Book Season = Year Round ( )
  Gold_Gato | Sep 16, 2013 |
A charming book about a young dragon who discovers a treasure better than cold gold and gems - books.
  Nodigio | Dec 18, 2010 |
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Although we seldom hear of dragons nowadays, does this mean they no longer exist? Isn't it possible that dragons simply no longer appear undisguised?

Nonesuch is just such a dragon. Spanning six centuries, A Book Dragon chronicles his adventures, taking him from a treasure-strewn cave to a lofty Gothic cathedral, from plague-stricken London to a cozy 20th-century bookshop. How does a ferocious dragon manage to roam inconspicuously? He makes an ingenious adjustment that allows him to remain a well-kept secret.
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Nonesuch, the last in a line of dragons, uses his unique ability to change in size to survive for six centuries, during which time he observes such different humans as a medieval monk, an eighteenth-century London chemist, and a modern American bookseller.… (more)

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