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The popcorn dragon

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You could hardly blame Dexter, ordinarily a well-behaved young dragon, for showing off when he suddenly found that he could make clouds of smoke. The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is.

Soon Dexter has no friends left. He is a very lonely dragon indeed, until quite by accident he discovers a way his talent can be used to win back his playmates.

This wonderful story -- first published in 1953 -- will delight both young readers and their parents, and so will Lisa McCue's appealing new pictures of this lovable show-off.

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Grouped Work ID 9a1d7720-f3a4-29f0-18db-fa2bba0271a3
Grouping Title popcorn dragon
Grouping Author thayer jane
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-16 22:08:28PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-16 22:13:53PM

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author Thayer, Jane, 1904-2005
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display_description Though his hot breath is the envy of all the other animals, a young dragon learns that showing off does not make friends.
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isbn 9780688083403
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itype_aacpl Children's Picture Book
last_indexed 2018-11-17T03:13:53.664Z
lexile_score 550
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literary_form_full Fiction
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owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Severn Library
primary_isbn 9780688083403
publishDate 1989
record_details ils:a92751|Book|Books||English|Morrow Junior Books,|c1989.|[32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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subject_facet Dragons -- Juvenile fiction, Dragons -- Stories
title_display The popcorn dragon
title_full The popcorn dragon / written by Jane Thayer ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
title_short The popcorn dragon
topic_facet Dragons, Stories