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2nd Edition. Illustrated.“I am three thousand, four hundred and ten years old,” the Dragon told the man. “And for every single night of every single year of those three thousand four hundred and ten years, I've slept on my treasure. It’s how dragons sleep. It’s how dragons have always slept.” And he closed his eyes with a snap.Then he opened one eye cautiously.“What’s a be2nd Edition. Illustrated.“I am three thousand, four hundred and ten years old,” the Dragon told the man. “And for every single night of every single year of those three thousand four hundred and ten years, I've slept on my treasure. It’s how dragons sleep. It’s how dragons have always slept.” And he closed his eyes with a snap.Then he opened one eye cautiously.“What’s a bed?”Brave princesses, grumpy dragons, princes competing for a kingdom, and children seeking answers to age-old questions. These six modern fairy tales include stories for pleasant dreams, and stories for stirring thought. They are just the right length for bedtime reading. Each is a gem that will delight the entire family. Suitable for age 5 and older....

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ISBN : 20403214
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Number of Pages : 100 Pages
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dragons and dreams bedtime stories illustrated Reviews

  • Kevis Hendrickson
    2018-11-30 11:24

    Fact. I don't give five star reviews. Ever. Well, there was that trilogy of fantasy books by some famous English professor. I was also a bit more liberal with stars when I first discovered my passion for reviewing books some years back. However, over time, I've become jaded and less forgiving of the books I read. Every time I dive into a new book, I'm always looking for the magic that made me fall in love with reading. But despite the entertainment value of many a book that has come my way, magic is something I don't feel very often. It is fitting that I’d find that magic once again courtesy of one of my favorite genres.Dragons and Dreams: Bedtime Stories by Becca Price is the book I’ve been waiting to read. I’m quite familiar with the works of Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm and other timeless purveyors of the narrative form known as the fairy tale. I can honestly say that the tales found within this book would not be out of place inside the Blue Book of Fairy Tales. In fact, I would argue that if a reader has not been told that the tales in this book is the product of a contemporary author, they might never have a clue that it isn’t a product of a bygone era.This book is magical in every sense of the word and literally transported me to Once Upon a Time Land. It isn’t a long book by any measure. But the quality of the tales are first rate. I laughed it up while reading “A Princess for Tea” and was moved by “Child of Promise.” Tales like “The Dark” embodies everything that is mystical and timeless about fairy tales.In spite of its brevity, this is probably the best collection of fairy tales I’ve read from a modern writer and only wish that its pages were longer. I tip my hat to the author for proving to me that there is still magic in books.5 Stars.Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest, non-reciprocal, review.

  • Enrico Antiporda
    2018-11-12 15:53

    It is a fact that there are excellent books out there that have been passed over by commercial publishers and would never have seen the light of day if not for Kindle publishing. This book is a perfect example. Dragons and Dreams is a collection of children's bedtime stories about princes and princesses, and dragons and fairies. It is a polished, evocatively written children's book containing simple lessons in life, a must in my opinion for any children's book. The storytelling, told in the structure of the classics, is a refreshing departure from some of the nonsensical children's books being produced these days. It engaged me all the way through with its thematically blended stories. I applaud the author for creating such a vivid world that is sure to enhance a child's imagination. I particularly like the story about the Dark which gives a creative take on the onset of day and night, and the fairy story about the Sunflower Kitten. Five huge stars for this brilliantly-written children's book. It validates my faith in independently published authors and the fact that in our Goodreads indie book review group, there really are excellent authors.

  • Francesca
    2018-12-11 18:32

    4.5-5/5Incuriosita dalla recensione pubblicata su La città dei libri sognanti e ispirata dal fatto che di mezzo ci fossero i miei amati draghi, ho acquistato questo ebook.Becca Price, l’autrice, con queste sei fiabe ha messo insieme una breve antologia semplicemente straordinaria e ammaliante.Troviamo principesse coraggiose, un drago affabile e un altro scontroso, principi in competizione per un regno, bambini in cerca di risposte, reami remoti e incantati, fate gaie e curiose.È incredibile come l’autrice sia riuscita a scrivere storie moderne e originali, ma dal sapore decisamente classico, tutte contenenti una morale edificante, semplici lezioni di vita.Ci tengo a sottolineare, inoltre, che ogni racconto inizia con il celebre “Once upon a time…” (“C’era una volta”), cosa che evoca immediatamente deliziosi ricordi d’infanzia di soffici e calde coperte e l’attesa di sbizzarrire la fantasia seguendo favole avvincenti.La scrittura della Price è semplice, ma non trascurata, anzi, ogni vocabolo è scelto in modo appropriato e con cura.Per quanto brevi, ogni storia riesce a sviluppare appieno una sua trama e trasportare in un nuovo regno magico e vividamente dipinto.Davvero complimenti all’autrice, che ha saputo restituire alle fiabe tradizionali vivacità e colore, rinnovarne alcuni elementi ormai un po’ troppo desueti, senza tradirne l’essenza e lo stile.Una raccolta per bambini che sicuramente sa incantare anche i più grandi.Leggi la recensione anche su The Omega Outpost

  • M—
    2018-11-15 14:43

    I was predisposed to be charmed by these stories. Look at the cover artwork with the tiny princess having tea with the dragon! Look at all the story titles about grumpy dragons and precious things! The stories themselves feel traditional and modern all at the same time, and Price's hand on the writing is sure and smooth and fun.Five-year-old me would have demanded this book be read to her every night at bedtime.Ten-year-old me would have pulled this out concurrently with volumes of Brothers Grimm and other folklores and sincerely try to read all of them at the same time.Seventeen-year-old me would have stumbled upon this while reorganizing her bookshelves with a Huh, I remember this. and spent the next 30 minutes rereading it without a trace of shame.Thirty—odd-year-old me was enchanted. Five stars.An ARC of this book was provided to me by the author through the Librarything Member Giveaway Program.

  • Tintaglia
    2018-11-30 12:37

    Incantevole piccola raccolta di deliziose fiabe della buonanotte.Fra principi in cerca di coraggio e saggezza, draghi che dormono male, principesse munite di tazze di tè, gattini gialli a strisce una carrellata di personaggi accompagna adulti e bambini in un modo fantastico.e se anche le altre fiabe fossero un orrore (cosa che NON è vera, sono un amore) The grumpy dragon si varrebbe tutta la raccolta. ^^

  • Saretta
    2018-11-11 11:44

    Recensione su: http://wp.me/p3X6aw-6pReview on: http://wp.me/p3X6aw-6p

  • Chicco Padovan
    2018-11-27 14:27

    Gosh, this is adorable! The best book of fairy tales I’ve read since a long time. All the short stories are well written, funny and lovely.Give it a chance, you won’t regret it.

  • Jennifer Bowie
    2018-11-15 12:26

    Perfect for reading aloudI regularly read stories from this book to my four-year-old. It is a delight to read aloud—the wording and phrasing flows and is fun. This is my current favorite book to read aloud, especially the “Princess for tea” and “Grumpy Dragon” stories. My son loves the stories to and often requests this, and I’m happy to read it to him.

  • Kristi
    2018-11-13 14:42

    PerfectWonderful collection of short stories to teach great lessons. My favorite of all is the one about the dark because it is perfect to teach kids not to be scared of the dark.

  • Ian Wood
    2018-11-10 13:25

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-fifths worth reading! The only reason I've relented and started putting stars up there is to credit the good ones, which were being unfairly uncredited. So, all you'll ever see from me is a five-star or a one-star (since no stars isn't a rating, unfortunately).I rated this book WORTHY!WARNING: THERE MAY BE UNHIDDEN SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!This is one of the most charming little books I've read in a while. Becca Price is talented. I favorably reviewed her children's story The Snarls back in April 2015, and although some of the six short stories, for me, faded somewhat the more I read through this, they reminded me a bit of Kipling's Just So stories, or of simple morality tales from yesteryear. They have a sweet gentle air of bygone times and are told beautifully. They were short, too, and so are perfect for bedtime stories - finally, a book cover that's honest! Who knew!The stories are very short. Here are the intriguing titles: A Princess for Tea The Grumpy Dragon Sunflower The Third Precious Thing The Dark Child of PromiseThe first two stories about dragons were excellent, as were the next two, about a fairy and about three brothers who would be king. The last two, however, were a bit flat for me, but will probably prove quite appealing to young children. The first four make this book worth the price of admission in my opinion, even if you don't like the others.A Princess for Tea explores a misunderstanding between a dragon and the princess sent to appease it. The Grumpy Dragon is about just that, and you can probably guess what his problem is - but can your children? Sunflower is a weird and wonderful tale about a fairy's wish gone wrong which still turns out right. The third precious thing is about three brothers who want to succeed their father, and how he decides who will be the one. The Dark is about exactly that, and Child of Promise tells the tale of a village stricken with a hard winter and how the villagers seek to fix the problem.The stories are perfect for very young children. There's no violence here, and while some stories are a tiny, teensy bit scary, but not really, they all have wonderful solutions and resolutions designed to assuage fear and promote a comfortable night! I recommend this book, as indeed I do for keeping an eye on this author for future output.

  • R.M.
    2018-11-20 13:54

    "Dragons and Dreams" contains a collection of bedtime stories for young children. It would have been nice if this ebook included pictures, but unfortunately, there are no pictures in this book. I also thought a few of the stories seemed a little too advanced for say, an average five year-old.I thought these stories were executed very well, and small children might be able to grasp and understand the story:"A Princess for Tea""The Grumpy Dragon""Sunflower""The Dark"Each of those stories had a positive moral at the end. I especially liked 'The Dark', and would recommend this as an excellent story to read to children who are afraid of the dark, because it presents a positive, less-frightening way of easing those fears.The two remaining stories that I thought were a little advanced and not executed very well were: "The Third Precious Thing""Child of Promise"In "The Third Precious Thing", I thought there were quite a few advanced topics that children may not understand. For example, when the second prince is looking for 'Justice', there is a passage that says 'He stayed up for hours with fellow students arguing the merits of old cases'. I'm thinking not many young children would understand the concept of 'justice' to know what this might mean. Also this passage: 'The Prince became so learned that people began bringing their disputes to him for his decisions'. I don't know many young children who might know what 'learned' means. Also, there were scenes in this story depicting a young boy working to feed his family and bringing home his wages. It seems a bit much for children to be depicted doing this, where the average child would associate their parents (or any adult) as being the ones who worked for a living. There is also a scene in this story that depicts the prince getting nearly beaten to death and left in a ditch all bloodied. I thought this might be a little too much to portray to a small child, especially as a bedtime story. In "Child of Promise" I wasn't sure of what the moral of the story was. It was a bit confusing trying to figure out who the 'Promised child' was (if there really was one). I didn't think the story as a whole was executed very well.There were some words used throughout the book that also might seem a little advanced for small children to grasp and/or understand. Here are some I have discovered:-conservative-a 'leafy bower'-retire-reverently-a horse that is 'gaily decked'-crystalline-Justice-learned (as in 'lur-nid')-a 'gallant enemy'-sacred-nightshade-'fodder' in a barnOverall, I thought the book was okay, but please keep in mind that some stories and words might be a bit advanced.

  • Heidi Garrett
    2018-12-04 16:44

    Dragons and Dreams is a collection of delightful children's bedtime stories The six fairy tales are full of whimsy and depth. Most often, everyone wins. The two dragon tales, A Princess for Tea and The Grumpy Dragon are delightful. One of my favorite quotes is from Sunflower:The other faeries were terrified when a great yellow and orange kitten appeared at their door, but the Butterfly-Fairy quickly reassured them that her new pet wouldn't hurt them. That night, all the faeries nestled safe and warm against the soft fur of the Sunflower-kitten, and her purring lulled them to sleep.Sunflowers... faeries... and cats! OMG! All my favorite things!There's also a refreshing take on the king's three sons. Each of their journeys to find the most precious thing is meaningful. However, I think the first son's quest to find Wisdom takes a satisfying twist.And so the first Prince returned to his father's house. He knelt before his father's throne, and placed at his father's feet one flower, still damp with dew. And the king understood the gift, and raised his son up, and rejoiced.The Dark is, perhaps, the most exquisite of the tales..."What is the Dark that hides in the woods during the day, and creeps out in the evening, and presses against our windows all night, until morning?"While The Child of Promise is, perhaps, the wisest one...The snow seemed to filled with a magical silvery light that reflected from every surface. Crystals of ice shone like diamonds. The air was hushed and still. It seemed to Agnes that every snowflake that fell had within its heart a small star, so that she was surrounded not by drifts of snow but by drifts of starlight.Looking for something to read to your child before the lights go out? These original fairy tales are clever and engaging. I highly recommend them.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-14 15:54

    This was a rather interesting collection of cute little stories suitable for children of all ages. They are delightfully written as bedtime stories that the author created for her own children, and decided to record them on the written page and share them with the world. There are about half a dozen stories in this little collection and they are short and easy to read and retell, and even held the attention of my 3 year old. I really enjoyed reading these stories with my children. There were a few minor little things editing wise that resonated, but as I did not know if this was the finished version going to print, I did not weigh that in my rating. I am glad I got to read these. My children especially enjoyed the stories about the Dark and the Three Princes, and cited those as their favorites.

  • Chris The Story Reading Ape
    2018-11-18 16:49

    I found these six excellently told and illustrated short stories (each with a moral to be thought about) wonderfully refreshing reads. See my review also at:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dragons-Drea...https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Dreams...https://www.amazon.ca/Dragons-Dreams-...https://www.amazon.com.au/Dragons-Dre...

  • Alysa H.
    2018-11-15 14:30

    Reading these stories aloud to my daughter, it was necessary to do all kinds of silly character voices, for she is still too young to be otherwise engaged by books without pictures. And while some of these stories are just right for her age, others seem a little more advanced, so parents should take note of that when thinking about target audience. In any case, this is a mostly-lovely set of fairy tales, though it could use one last pass of copy-editing to blast out a few remaining typos and such. My daughter and I particularly enjoyed "The Grumpy Dragon" together, and I'm quite happy to have the next-level stories, such as "Child of Promise", on hand in another couple of years.

  • Tina
    2018-11-15 15:39

    Dragons and Dreams: Bedtime Stories by Becca Price is a fun, exciting read for the kids. My little guy is all about dragons these days, so when I saw this title I just knew I had to get it for him. He actually looks forward to bedtime now, so he can hear a dragon story. These stories are in no way scary or anyway too much for a child to read. My little guy is 5 years old and these stories have given him nothing, but excitement. I am reviewing the e-book version and it is pretty easy to read. I would be interested to see how it is in print. The pictures would surely be more vivid and exciting.This book was provided to me by NetGalley.com in exchange for my honest review.

  • Stitchywoman
    2018-11-28 14:49

    These were a series of short children's stories which were nothing special. I didn't find them to have any particular moral undercurrents or be particularly engrossing. They were not terrible but they weren't fun either.

  • SaehildR
    2018-11-13 16:40

    Charming. Wonderful bedtime stories perfect for reading aloud to children who have their eyes closed!

  • Sandra Megyesi-hallas
    2018-12-10 18:42

    Excellent book.I only wish I had these stories to read to my child when he was growing up. These will delight adults and children alike! A must buy for anyone who loves stories.

  • JenniferRiggs
    2018-11-20 14:31

    Absolutely wonderfulOh what a book! Such amazing stories! I will be reading this book to my son over and over again!