To anyone that knows me it will come as quite a shock that this is the first time I have read this even though I have owned it for years. I can distinctly remember being in probably the third or fourth grade and turning up my nose at such an easy book. (Yes, my being a book snob at that age explains everything.) Yet actually it is quite bizarre because I usually tend to read everything I can get my hands on. Anyway I finally read it! This book captures the beauty of simplicity. This light hearted adventure can still sweep today’s readers away just as quickly as it did the audience of 1949. A very easy read great for reading aloud or giving to a young reader. Children today need a little bit of the random magic of a baby dragon dropping from the sky.
Newbery Honor 1949