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Ninety-nine Dragons (Young Puffin Books)

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'I think sheep are soppy', said Ben scornfully.

Beth and Ben's father suggested counting sheep jumping over a gate, to help them go to sleep. But Ben thought dragons would be much more interesting than ordinary old sheep, so he sent them jumping over the gate instead! What he hadn't intended, though, was for his ninety-nine greedy green dragons to jump into the same field a
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 28th 1977 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1977)
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Jan 18, 2016 Kamilla rated it really liked it
I still remember this book clearly, even though over 15 years have passed. Back then this book was one of my favorites, and I am looking forward to reading it again - hopefully to discover that even though I am no longer a child, this book can still take away.
Oct 27, 2013 Dorian rated it really liked it
This was one of my favourite books as a child, and it stands up quite well to adult rereading. The world-building is still nearly as clever as I thought it was when I was eight, and while Ben and Beth are somewhat cardboardy characters, the various dragons and sheep have definite personalities. Ninety-Nine, especially, is rather charming.
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Barbara Sleigh (1906-1982) worked for the BBC Children's Hour and is the author of Carbonel and two sequels: The Kingdom of Carbonel and Carbonel and Calidor.
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