Tag Archives: Kenneth Grahame

Quiet Backwaters

The novels featured in today’s brief post (another for my Melville bicentennial celebration) are set on rivers. Two are classics, and the third deserves to be. I’ve read all three before, but they fit so neatly into my on-the-water theme … Continue reading

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Sensing a trend

I just learned of two calls for “dragon stories”. One asks for feisty heroine+dragon and the other wants princess+dragon. So I’m thinking of favorite dragon tales: Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon (1898), E Nesbit’s The Book of Dragons (1900), and Ruth Stiles … Continue reading

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