Dragon Tales by Mary C. Fairbanks is truly and entertaining
book, chock full of twenty-four dragon stories. Perfect for
youth from the age of five to fifteen, even adults would be
charmed by its pages. The images are unique and
interesting, with a style that left me with the impression they
were created on a computer.
Caregivers are likely to find the morals to each story helpful
to deal with youth problems with social interaction,
self-image, overcoming self-absorption, understanding
others and more. The author tackles many issues through
her lovable, yet egotistical dragons or even through sad and
lonely dragons. She shows the importance of freedom and
dictates communities working together to solve problems
peacefully. The confusion between the way that dragons
and humans view each other in this book will aid against
racism. Her characters learn to not passively accept what
everyone else believes and live by another's prejudices.
Instead, Mary has the characters find out for themselves
what is the truth. Often, the young characters have to 'think'
their way out of a situation or learn to ask the right questions
- rather than fighting it or running away from problems.
I would recommend this fictional, children's book of short
stories to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Author: Marie C. Fairbanks
Publisher: Zumaya Otherworlds
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment ? Author of Towards Understanding, a collection of poetry.