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Brave Martha and the Dragon: A Tale of Provence

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Once upon a time a terrible dragon came to the small French village of Tarascon. It gobbled up the farm animals and frightened the mayor. Then a young stranger named Martha came to town. She was both strong and brave--but was she mighty enough to tame the dragon? Based on an ancient legend, this lively tale celebrates Saint Martha's heroic deed with bright and colorful col ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Dial Books (first published 1996)
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Sarah Gross
Title: Brave Martha and the Dragon
Author: Susan L. Roth
Genre: Legend
Theme(s): community, humble, hero, good vs. evil
Opening line/sentence: “Along the banks of the Rhone River in the gentle hills of Provence, there is an ancient little village called Tarascon.”
Brief Book Summary: When animals from the village start to go missing, people from the village agree to keep watch overnight to see who is eating their animals. One night a dragon is sighted by someone on watch, who advises t
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting story that has an ancient history. Retold with a simple narrative and textured, collage illustrations, this is a fun story to read aloud. The author's note at the end of the story provides fascinating details about the historical background of the story. We enjoyed reading this story together.
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