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Poo-Poo and the Dragons

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It was published in 1942, before the war impacted book production. Forester came up with the premise for the book while he was at home in the Berkeley hills, minding his two boys while his wife Kathleen was away. The younger of the two, 8 year old George, went on a hunger strike; he refused to eat. Forester made up the stories to tell during dinnertime, but would only tell ...more
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published 1968 by Little, Brown (first published 1942)
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Jessica
May 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe that I haven't reviewed this book yet! This was absolutely my favorite book as a child! I did my first book report on it, and even made a diorama with a clay dragon! C. S. Forester is mostly known for the Horatio Hornblower books, but he also wrote this charming story of a young boy and his pet dragon. If the narrative of the book can be believed, Forester's wife goes to visit her mother, and his son refuses to eat whilst Mummy is away. For every dinner eaten without fuss, a chap ...more
Susan Poling
I have looked and looked for this book. Now that I've read the synopsis, I realize that alot of others would also like it. Written in 1945, it was a popular story of it's time.. All four og us liked it. It is a book I remember mother reading to us about a boy. Poo Poo who has imaginary dragons in his backyard.
Paul
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Paul by: Tom Nash
What a charming, charming book. And how nice of Tom and Madeleine to let me come to their house, drink coffee and read their copy. It's out of print, and the SFPL does not circulate their two copies. It would be an excellent read aloud book for someone with children - Forester made up the tales to get his son to eat dinner, and I really enjoyed them. The illustrations are spectacular.
L.B.B.
May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
One of the great kid's books of all time...
Daniel Hausman
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Childhood favorite
Liz
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious for both grown ups and kids- we read it over and over. It is no longer in print though, so if you find one, buy it! It is worth the price.
Rosemary
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What fun to find such fun entertainment in this popular children's classic from C.S. Forester. It is the only children's book written by C.S.F. and came about because C.S.'s son George (Poo-Poo) went through a phase of not eating well. So, like any resourceful parent, CS started telling a story with the proviso that the story would continue if George continued eating. If George stopped eating the story would stop, mid-sentence if need be.

What resulted are 21 episodes about Poo-Poo and his pet d
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Rosemarie Morton
What fun I had watching my five year old grandson listen intently to the adventures of Poo-Poo and his pet dragon Horatio. We both found ourselves highly amused by the same clever sillinesses imagining Poo-Poo and his dragons while they experienced all sorts of amusing scrapes and misadventures with local authorities and neighbors. What surprised us were the ludicrously imaginative directives and suggestions that Poo-Poo’s father came up with as remedies for often awkward situations.

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Mark Brown
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I found this book at a used book store and wanted it just because of the title. It cost a little more than I wanted to spend on it though so I left without it. Later on I looked it up online and saw that it was a lot more expensive and out of print. So we ended up getting the bookstore owners to lower the price and got a good deal!

The stories inside are pretty silly and not that exciting for an adult but I can imagine that they would be entertaining for kids! If I had read this earlier on in lif
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Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t ...more
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