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Short, plump, and unable to breathe fire like the other dragons, Dragolin is in despair until he learns the importance of believing in oneself.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 29th 1984 by Price Stern Sloan (first published 1984)
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christine Busby
Oct 15, 2016 christine Busby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!!!!! I read it as a little girl and it has a very "I think I can" theme with a strong sense of what a supportive friendship should be.
Sarah Adamson
This is a fun little book for pre-chapter readers. It tells the tale of a magical land where a dragon lives to is unable to breathe fire like his relatives. He becomes lonely and isolated and sad Until he gets a lesson from an armadillo about believing in himself.
This is really wonderful as the dragon tries to so things that are impossible for him to do - he cannot fly because he doesn't have wings and cannot walk through a tree - no matter how much he believes he can. The armadillo follows his
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Julia Brumfield
Sep 01, 2014 Julia Brumfield rated it really liked it
Shelves: book, serendipity
Beautiful and prosaic about a little dragon who wants to be like other dragons but cannot seem to make flame. There is a secondary lesson in this for even when the other dragons thought it was funny with all his attempts they turned away so they weren't laughing at him and yet they also didn't encourage.

The artwork is beautiful and Dragolin reminds us so much of when we were little when everything was possible even though it wasn't. It reminds you to be true to yourself and it is to that truth
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Shelli
Dec 22, 2009 Shelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This is a wonderful book series for kids that want to work toward reading chapter books but are not quiet there yet. Every other page has a beautiful illustration next to a page that is not overwhelming with text.

Out of all the dragons in the land of Weezalana, Dragonlin is the only one who can not breath fire. Tries and he tries but all for not. One day he is given some wonderful advise to simply believe in himself. Dragonlin gets a bit side tracked believing in the impossible though and more
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littlemiao
Dec 30, 2012 littlemiao rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saccharine story lines and blindingly cute illustrations are exactly why I like the Serendipity Books. Little Dragolin struggles to learn how to breathe fire and his adorable little armadillo friend offers some sage advice. Honestly, if you're in need of sage advice I would go elsewhere, but if you want to relax with some awww-worthy illustrations, it's the perfect book. They need to make Serendipity plushies.
Andie
It was a good story that had a great message but it was just slightly awkwardly written. It's something that is not noticeable in later Serendipity books but this one just flows strangely. The illustrations are beautiful as always with Robin James' work and they are very delightful to look at.
Ayla
Jun 13, 2012 Ayla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book the illustrations are wonderful and it has caused me to collect a series by the author and the illustrator Robin James. Story is lovingly told and I recommend it for all children of all ages!
Ilana
Jan 26, 2016 Ilana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of books is the most wonderfully illustrated, sweetest series available for children. Each book is beautiful, the animals are so sweetly drawn and each book teaches a wonderful lesson. I still have all of my original copies from my childhood (the 90s).
Jen
Aug 12, 2007 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults who deal with kids with issues
Shelves: kids
Preachy and too cute, these books each have a moral. Sometimes, however, these are the only books to help explain a difficult issue to kids.
Mikana
Sep 02, 2015 Mikana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully illustrated and a sweet little story with morale. A wonderful story to share with your loved ones.
Dee
Sep 09, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any child.
Teach your kids the value of confidence, self-worth and courage with this beautifully illustrated book.
Tasia
This is a smart children's book; it isn't afraid to use a sophisticated vocabulary while being heartwarming. A little anticlimactic, but still a very sweet story with beautiful illustrations.
Kellie
Great little inspirational book for the kids into fantasy, dragons and basic awesomeness.

Moral of the tale: You can be your best if you really believe in yourself.
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