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Green Smoke Paperback – 1 May 2008
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Green Smoke is a story about the magical adventures shared by a child and a dragon.
Top Customer Reviews
It's about a young girl called Susan who meets a wonderful dragon in a cave at Constantine bay, near Padstow. (She is also on holiday, from St.Albans).
The friendship develops and he tells her marvellous stories of Arthur and his knights, of creatures and magical happenings. On one or two occasions the dragon even takes her to meet a friend or two.
The set is presently out of print, which is a great shame. I've just begun reading my copy to my son, who, though 4, loves to hear about dragons.
It may be a little twee for some of the more aggressively developed children of today. But as a tale of friendship it is a delight.
Give up the Gameboy, switch off the PC and pick up a book. If you're a child, you could do worse than this. If you're an adult, it may remind you of how childhood should be, innocence and happiness, without the dreadful woes and horrors that the real world can bring.
In case you're wondering:-
BK1: Green Smoke
BK2: Dragon in danger.
BK3: The dragon's quest. (Best of all, set in Arthurian times).
BK4: Dragon in the harbour.
If you can find them, buy them, at any cost.
And this is it.
"Green Smoke" is not a fast-moving adventure story of scaly monsters, but a gentle tale of a unique friendship, and being set in the second half of the 20th century, its message seems to be that, even though times change, children, essentially, do not.
At least, that's how I remember it, from 25 years ago. When I have read it again, I may update the review. It *must* be a good read, because I remember taking it out of the library at least three times...
Young girl on holiday in Cornwall meets a dragon, this is not ordinary knight eating dragon - well he doesn't eat knights anymore! It's a fun book generally, girl on holiday on her own with parents finds a friend -a _very_ good friend who takes her on adventures ....but she always has to be home for tea !! I share the name with this girl and I wanted to be her!
It's not quite fantasy but it's good to start off with, not a very thick book, but I've read it over and over again.
There's adventures and meeting mermaids, its not king arthurs era although the dragon was apparently around in the days of King Arthur. He's a modern day dragon who doesn't like tourists unless they leave him food.He's very polite and well mannered - a little like winnie the pooh.
It's not an overly long book, but there are two other books that accompany it, another with Susan the girl and one based in the dragon's king arthur days.
A young girl called Susan is on holiday in Cornwall. She meets and befriends a very civilised - if somewhat touchy - Dragon. The dragon claims to have lived in the days of King Arthur and daily tells her tales from this time, and also about his taming by a saint
I think this was probably my introduction to Arthurian legends - and as such I'm very glad to have read it. I'm not a Stonehenge-visiting King Arthur enthusiast who is waiting for him to come and rescue us again, but the stories are wonderful and an important part of British national mythology and therefore our identity - which is far more important to us than many realise.
Even if you don't go along with me on this, it's a wonderful children's book - I think it's my favourite of that genre
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter read this book when she was a child , unfortunately it got lost . So was so happy to find it . My grand daughter is now enjoying it as much as her mum did .Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A cute little story, very much reminded me of the Enid Blyton classics from my childhood, kids will like it and adults surprisingly will do too!Published 23 months ago by Dave Ross
Read this as a child and as we now own a caravan in Cornwall thought it would be great to buy the books for the grand-children as they will be visiting the same places that are... Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2014 by Lesley P.
Its ok, but just hasn't quite got a good enough story to hold your interest - mine or 5&7 year old.
Something like the Jill Murphy's Worst Witch is a load better