Three Tales of My Father's Dragon Paperback – July 1, 1991
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We already have the three books but I wanted to get a set for my son's school. I ordered this one but noticed how short it is. The third book is only a few pages long. It didn't say abridged anywhere in the info or on the book jacket. But on one of the first pages it says "A Compilation" which I thought meant put together, but may also mean abbreviated. I sent it to the school anyway since I'd already paid for it. But now I'll find the three separate books so the kids can get the full story.
Fast forward to almost a year later and she's now in love with these books! We started taking turns reading to each other but she was so taken by the story that she finished all three of the stories on her own over the course of a couple weeks. It's one of her favorites now and I've caught her re-reading favorite passages several times (much like I used to re-read favorite passages of Lord of the Rings when I was a little girl!) It was the first chapter book she enjoyed enough to read on her own... Highly recommended.
This is a wonderful book to introduce your children to chapter books because there are a few pictures that are well spaced out that keeps their interest, but also the storytelling is engaging. I was enthralled too and never got bored (some kids stories, let's face it, aren't as much fun for us to read as for them). My daughter went to bed with this book, carried around with her, acted out all the scenes with her younger sister and now has moved on to other chapter books (Magic Tree House Series, just as great!). I highly recommend this book for kids 4 and up (my 3 year old get's a little bored and wants more pictures and ends up picking up other books while we read this one). This book will always hold a special place in my heart for helping to get my 5 year old to love chapter books...
My kids love My Father's Dragon (we have the audible version of the first book) so it seemed very cost effective to purchase this kindle edition for $10 and add the $4 whispersync audio to get all three books on audio! I was sadly disappointed to find the audio advertised is not for the entire series of three book.
If you are purchasing only to read, I'm sure you will enjoy! This is a great series! I couldn't bring myself to lower my star rating even though I was disappointed for my own purposes of purchasing this book.
Top international reviews
he will be able to read parts of it.
am sure he will be delighted
A very good choice for self reading.
Recommended age : 8+
This review is for Random House 50th Anniversary hardcover edition [ISBN 978-0679889113]