I recently had had so much fun creating a short story called Princess and Dragon. But my love for dragon stories started years ago. Here are six of my favorites.
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One by Patricia C. Wrede
This book is classic in my mind. I still remember the friend that recommended it to me when I was in junior high-school. I’m forever grateful to her since I’ve loved the series and Patricia C. Wrede’s books ever since.
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic) By Patricia C. Wrede
Speaking of Patricia C. Wrede, this is one of her new books. I love it. I really want to be best friends with Eff the main character. This book has dragons and tons of other magical creatures. It also has a fun historical element which grounds the story and makes it feel like it really happened.
Seraphina By Rachel Hartman
This is a newer novel as well. It’s well crafted and fun. The dragons in it are different than dragons are normally depicted, and the story… I just can’t get over how much I loved it. I’m excited to read the sequel.
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
This book is similar to Dealing with Dragons in that the main character is a girl who challenges the status quo by refusing to be a damsel in distress. But the story its self is original and fun. (I’d say I love it again but I’ve said it a lot already. I do love it though.)
The Bee-Man of Orn by Frank R. Stockton illustrated by PJ Lynch
I have to be honest, I love this book for the pictures. They are beautiful. If you haven’t looked at PJ Lynch’s illustrations this is a good place to start.
Saint George and the Dragon By Margaret Hodges Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
This book won the caldecott medal in 1985. The illustrations by Trina Hyman have been a big influence on me. If you haven’t seen her art this is another good place to start.
Don’t forget to download my short story Princess and Dragon. You can download it by clicking any of the following links.Princess & Dragon PDf (413) Princess & Dragon ebub (279) Princess & Dragon mobi (298)
Did I miss any great dragon stories? Let me know what they are I’m always up for reading more about Dragons.