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Drac and the Gremlin (Viking Kestrel picture books)

Baillie, Allan

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ISBN 10: 067082271X / ISBN 13: 9780670822713
Published by Vilking Kestrel, Australia, 1988
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Unpaginated. Fading on the spine. Browning to page edges. Size: 4to Square. Bookseller Inventory # 36835

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Title: Drac and the Gremlin (Viking Kestrel picture...

Publisher: Vilking Kestrel, Australia

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Pictorial Boards

Illustrator: Jane Turner

Book Condition:Very Good

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This book stars Drac, the warrior Queen of Tirnol Two, who, with the gremlin of the groaning grotto join forces to drive the dragon from the mountain of the white wizard.

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PreSchool-K-- A young girl and a younger boy play at fantasy amidst the "jungles" (garden), "bubbling seas" (lawn sprinkler), and "black volcano" (smoking barbecue) of their Australian backyard. Enemies at first, the girl ("Drac, the Warrior Queen") and the boy ("the Gremlin of the Groaning Grotto") unite to rescue the "White Wizard," repelling both "General Min" (their cat) and the "Terrible Tongued Dragon" (their dog). At this point, their mother interrupts their play to award them the "Twin Crimson Cones of Tirnol Two" (ice cream cones) for their valor--and this, more than anything, illustrates all that is wrong with this book. It is all too clearly an adult rendering of a child's fantasy. The lavish illustrations leave nothing to the imagination, exposing the fantasy at every turn, while the text seems almost voyeuristic in its intrusion into the private world of the child's imagination. Ironically, this betrays the free spirit that it tries, but fails, to celebrate. --Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY
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