The Reluctant Dragon – Level 4 is the most famous short story originally written by British writer Kenneth Grahame, published in 1898, is now retold through simple text and beautiful illustrations.
The Reluctant Dragon is a part of the Usborne First Reading Series and is a storybook written especially for children who are learning to read. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and Reading Specialist at the University of Roehampton, UK.
A fearless boy finds a dragon on the hillside and is not surprised in the least. He has always known there was a dragon cave so finding a dragon living there only seems right. The boy decides to pay a visit to that cave however he comes to learn all that he knows about dragons does not match what he finds in that cave because that particular dragon is not like the ones in other fairy tales!
This beloved tale of a dragon battle with a friendly and amiable twist is refashioned to appeal to the modern generation and the story embodies a deeper level of understanding as the dragon symbolizes a sympathetic character rather than a threat, unlike the most modern portrayals.
The Reluctant Dragon- Level 4 storybook is a perfect book for young children to read who are at beginner’s level with its simple sentences and eye-catching, vivid illustrations to keep the little ones interested and engaged. Most importantly, it also teaches a very important life lesson in light and effortless way that’ll go a long way!