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Miss Fanshawe and the Great Dragon Adventure

4.61  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Relates how the intrepid explorer, Miss Harriet Fanshawe, discovers a dragon and her egg in distant Patagonia and brings them back to England. The reader is led through the adventure by Miss Fanshawe's parrot who gives clues on how to manipulate the book.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1987 by St Martins Pr
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Geneva
Jun 19, 2016 Geneva rated it really liked it
Beautifully illustrated with a strong female protagonist. also dragons. What's not to like?
Katherine
Apr 13, 2009 Katherine rated it it was amazing
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What a fabulous picture book! As Miss Fanshawe journeys toward the center of the earth in her Hot Air Balloon, subtle die-cuts hint at the many fascinating things to come (eg. a fearsome orange eye-ball turns out to be the pattern on the wing of a giant moth). The richness of the illustrations and the wealth of detail within each one make this book a pleasure to read time after time.
Erin
Sep 29, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
This is one of my all-time favorite children's books! The illustrations are unlike anything I've seen, and Harriett Fanshawe is a fun, empowering character. This title can be difficult to find-I searched for a copy for years, and finally found one @ www.alibris.com It is also available on Amazon, but is somewhat pricey. I suggest checking your local library : )
Wendy
Oct 16, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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Oh, I remember this, from when I was very young! It's a brilliantly illustrated picture book about a classy Victorian-era lady naturalist who travels into a cave in Patagonia in search of dragons. If anyone knows where I can find a copy in the US, please let me know!
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Apr 24, 2014 Bev rated it it was amazing
I wish there was a 6 star rating I could give this, or even a 10. The story is charming, but the illustrations are stupendous.
Molly
Dec 25, 2016 Molly rated it it was amazing
And here is where my sense of strong, independent-woman adventurer self came from. Thanks, mom!
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