We Met Dragons: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

Last week, in our newsletter, we asked our readers what books they thought of when they saw this poem by Jack Prelutsky.

Photo from Division 92 Little Free Library’s website

Here are some of their answers, combined with some of our own:


The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

Outer Space

Freddy and the Space Ship by Walter R. Brooks

Elissa Learns Thankfulness

Elissa Learns Thankfulness

What's better than a snail that prays?

That curious snail Elissa is at it again... and she learns a valuable lesson about thankfulness and being happy about who you and what you are!

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About the Book

Inspired by the Christian ideal of being thankful for all that you have, Elissa Learns About Thankfulness is a beautifully written, fantastically illustrated book about our favorite characters Francine and Elissa learning a valuable lesson about being thankful for who and what we are. In this fourth edition in the Elissa the Curious Snail Series we meet some of Francine’s family and again see the familiar cast of characters in the yard. At first, Elissa isn’t happy that birds can fly and cats can run – she’s unhappy being a snail and wants those experiences for self. But being a snail is helpful because her small size and slithering nature let Elissa save the day by finding a lost ring. In the end, Elissa realizes she is thankful for who God made her and what she is.

Crafted for children ages 0-1000, this timeless story is sure to be an instant classic, at home in the hands of anyone looking for the perfect reminder of just how thankful we all should be. No faithful home should be without a copy.

Series: Elissa the Curious Snail Series, Book 4
Genre: Children's Book
Publisher: Isabella Media
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: 173304163X
ISBN: 9781733041638
List Price: 12.99
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Pirate’s Den

The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting

Treasure Island by Robert Lois Stevenson

Wicked Troll

D’Aulaires’ Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (as one of our reader’s pointed out, “Sam’s poem about trolls specifically”)

Great White Shark

Sharks by Seymour Simon

Rabbit Hole

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

. . . Hunted for a Snark

Children’s Classic Poetry Collection by Cathie Shuttleworth and Nicola Baxter


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Magic Doors

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


Time Machines & Dinosaurs

Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Giants! A Colossal Collection of Tales and Tunes by Jim Weiss (cheating a little, but this is what I was enjoying at 10 that involved Giants!)

Pots of Gold

The House Gobbaleen by Lloyd Alexander

The Golden Key by George MacDonald

What books did you think of when you saw this poem? Comment and share some of your favorites! And thank you to our newsletter readers for sharing some of their favorites.

*Thank you, also, to Jonathan for the dragon illustration

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