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The popcorn dragon

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You could hardly blame Dexter, ordinarily a well-behaved young dragon, for showing off when he suddenly found that he could make clouds of smoke. The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is.

Soon Dexter has no friends left. He is a very lonely dragon indeed, until quite by accident he discovers a way his talent can be used to win back his playmates.

This wonderful story -- first published in 1953 -- will delight both young readers and their parents, and so will Lisa McCue's appealing new pictures of this lovable show-off.

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Full title popcorn dragon
Author thayer jane
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
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subject_facet Dragons -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The popcorn dragon
title_full The popcorn dragon / written by Jane Thayer ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
title_short The popcorn dragon
topic_facet Dragons