Evelyn Nesbit creates a fantasy world with friendly dragons, mean dragons, colorful dragons and even baby dragons! Find out if the princess gets rescued by her true love. Can the young king save his subjects from the hungry dragon he accidentally released? Enjoy Evelyn Nesbit's fabulous series of short stories beloved by children for over a hundred years. The stories include: 1. The Book of Beasts 2. Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger 3. The Deliverers of Their Country 4. The Ice Dragon, or Do as You are Told Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the "Queen of Children's literature", Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre. Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.