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Puff, the Magic Dragon. Peter Yarrow, Lenny Lipton (Book & CD) (original 1962; edition 2007)

by Peter Yarrow, Lenny Lipton, Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)

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Title:Puff, the Magic Dragon. Peter Yarrow, Lenny Lipton (Book & CD)
Authors:Peter Yarrow
Other authors:Lenny Lipton, Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)
Info:MacMillan Children's Books (2007), Edition: Third Printing, Hardcover, 24 pages
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Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow (1962)

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Summary: A story about a dragon and his friend, the young boy. They have many adventures together until one day when the boy has grown up and passes away. Puff the magic dragon is extremely sad until finally, a new friend comes along.

Critique of Genre: Fantasy because there's no such thing as dragons. Therefore this story is unrealistic.

Age: Primary

Media: Acrylic on linen.
  aschoenberg12 | Apr 19, 2017 |
I love this story! Ever since I was young it has been one of my favorites. I like the way that the words are written because you can also sing it to a tune. The words tell a story about a dragon but there is also a song that goes with it. Readers who who are just beginning to read could find this helpful when practicing sentence fluency and recognizing words. It also engages the reader in the text by adding in the extra feature of music. The pictures are also very children friends and depicts a dragon as friendly creature and not a monster. The main purpose of this text is to introduce new readers to books and give them options of books they may find engaging.
  amyadams19 | May 3, 2016 |
31 months - I like the song and the illustrations are quite nice. But I really don't feel like there's enough story in the song for a successful book. Or at least as a read aloud book (I suppose it could be tolerable to flip through while listening to the CD). One thing that saves the book is the illustrations alluding to Jackie's daughter taking his place as Puff's companion. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
The much beloved song turned into a story by Peter Yarrow. Fabulous illustrations that show the relationship between Puff and Jackie Paper. It shows all the fun things Puff and Jackie did together and how when Jackie got older Puff was alone. But one day a new friend came and played with Puff while her father looked on. ( )
  StephanieFeist | Jul 17, 2015 |
Beautiful dreamy illustrations and a tale that touches the heart. What's not to like? If your kid sways to the song like mine does, add another star. ( )
1 vote MeditationesMartini | Apr 20, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Peter Yarrowprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lipton, Lennymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Puybaret, EricIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The adventures of a boy and his dragon friend are recounted in this classic song from the 1960s.

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