Knights, Maidens and Dragons:
Six Medieval Tales of Virtue and Valor drawn from ‘The Little Colonel’ series
- ISBN/EAN13: 0972011188 / 978-097201118-1
- Page Count: 74
- Publisher: Chalfont House (November 21, 2011)
- Binding Type: US Trade Paper
- Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
- Language: English
- Color: Full Color with more than a dozen gorgeous illustrations
- Related Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
- Retail: $11.99 softcover
- Retail: $7.99 Kindle ebook
In the days of chivalry, pure and faithful hearts were rewarded — and they still are. These six enchanting stories set around the world will capture your heart with their wonder and wisdom. First created at the turn of the 20th century, these Victorian-era tales have been rewritten for today’s reader, retaining all the beauty of the originals. Purity before marriage, patience in adversity, faithfulness in small things, and sacrificial love and courage in despair are some of the virtues displayed in these new spiritual classics.
These six stories are adapted from tales that appeared in a series of 12 girls’ books published between 1895-1912 by L.C. Page and Co. (now Doubleday and Co.). Written by Annie Fellows Johnston, the girls’ books were known as The Little Colonel series. A century later, they have been retold for today’s young people.
The original “Waiting for True Love” appeared as “The Three Weavers” in The Little Colonel at Boarding School.
The original “In the Desert of Waiting” appeared in The Little Colonel in Arizona.
The original “Ederyn’s Promise” appeared as “Keeping Tryst” in The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation.
The original “The Enchanted Necklace” appeared in The Little Colonel’s House Party.
The original “The Jester’s Sword” appeared in Mary Ware: The Little Colonel’s Chum.
The original “Princess Winsome and the Jade Dragon” appeared as “The Rescue of Princess Winsome” in The Little Colonel’s Hero.
Authored by Julia Duin
Illustrated by Diana Magnuson