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Deliverers of Their Country

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When an unusual spell of warm weather hatches out several hundred thousand dormant dragons, Britain seems doomed to a fiery death. But young Harry and Effie do not give up, and eventually earn the gratitude of the entire nation. Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by NorthSouth (first published October 1st 1985)
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Anna
Feb 01, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing
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A little girl gets something in her eye. Her father takes it out puts it under the microscope. What he sees is a tiny lizard with wings!? He calls the specialist and he has one too. A few days later more come. Bigger come! Soon they start invading the land. When a dragon takes the biggest Eliphant from the zoo people start buying dragon poson and dragon proof curtains. They only nice thing about dragons is they don't go out at night. Sophie and Sam (which is the little girl and her older brother ...more
April
This is a fun adorable read for kids. I fondly recall reading these in much younger days and this was a happy revisit.

The story is a simple fantasy with plenty of fun elements. It is enchanting from beginning to end. I read this with my 6 year old niece, and she was enthralled! These are such lovely stories with rich characters and creative situations.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Karen Krause, who is delightful. She has a nice steady pace that moves with the story. I love her accent,
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Lynnette
Read for Children's Literature class. Love Nesbit's writings.

Dragons infest the land and Effie and Harry set off to save their country with the help of St George.
Spencer
Mar 19, 2011 Spencer rated it it was amazing
Amazingly clever children's story. I loved every bit of it.
Cynthia Egbert
Apr 09, 2015 Cynthia Egbert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this story was found in Nesbit's Book of Dragons so this is a re-read, the illustrations made it worth visiting again. Plus it is a great story.
Victoria Hill
Jan 11, 2013 Victoria Hill rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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My first reaction to this book is that it is rather lengthy for a children’s book, I do not like the sentence structure either, it is very choppy. If I were to read this in front of a classroom the students would not be able to sit long enough to listen to the story. Also, I don’t like the message the book has; the book refers to children killing the dragons for fun and the dragons eating the children. Even though this book is supposed to be looked at in a fiction/fantasy manner, some children m ...more
Channing
Oct 14, 2008 Channing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love E Nesbit! Wonderful story about dragons!
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Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.
She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connec
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