Poo-Poo and the Dragons

Poo-Poo and the Dragons

by C. S. Forester, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
1968 Reprint, ©1942, Item: 89999
Hardcover, 143 pages
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Harold Heavyside Brown (commonly known as Poo-Poo) went down the road one day and found a dragon named Horatio galloping around a meadow. Horatio was not very brilliant, because he was only black and blue and purple and white and green and red and yellow and orange and violet and magenta with spots of other colors here and there, but Poo-Poo thought he would make a fine pet. Mr. and Mrs. Brown weren't so sure, but when Horatio lighted Mr. Brown's cigarette with the flame from his mouth, and mowed the lawn with his long spiky tail, and polished the floor by wriggling on it, it was obvious that he would be a very useful animal.

Nobody knew the name of the shy lady dragon that Poo-Poo and Horatio brought home one night, but Mr. Brown (a very clever man) guessed that her name must be Ermyntrude. Life with two dragons was hectic—and then Ermyntrude laid an egg! What came out of the egg, and what Poo-Poo did about it, is an adventure for the last chapter.

C.S. Forester is the author of  Captain Horatio Hornblower and the father of two small boys. It was all because one of them was homesick for his mother that Poo-Poo and the Dragons came into being.

—from the dust jacket

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