The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

The Reluctant Dragon (Part 1)

Classic (fiction), 3,617 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1000L

Two children set out in the snow and follow the tracks of what they believe to be a dragon. They meet a man who knows all about the beasts of the world, and he begins to tell them the story of a young boy and a poetry-loving dragon. The dragon hates fighting and longs to live peacefully in his cave. However, the boy warns him that the villagers might not be so willing to let a dragon live nearby.