The Princess, The Dragon and the Brave Knight
by Lance O. Redding
It all started one sunny day. You see, the sun had just come out for the first time in two weeks. Before that, it had just been non-stop rain. So, naturally, Brietta (that’s our beautiful princess) wanted to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. She longed to pick the flowers that had grown so tall and strong. Flowers and all plants love rain, so they had been growing and growing and growing some more. They were taller than Brietta had ever seen them!
But Brietta was not the only one who was feeling cooped up after two weeks of rain! No sir! A dragon named Bruce was also very tired of being stuck in his dark cave. He wanted to get out and stretch his wings, hunt for some fat cows (cows always tasted best) and most of all, make friends. He was lonely and he was tired of being lonely. He walked outside his cave and stretched his wings. Boy, did it feel good! His scales glimmered and glistened in the bright sunlight and he couldn’t help but smile a big toothy smile. Today, he thought, I will find my new friend!
Meanwhile, Brietta was also outside, basking in the warm glow of the sun and enjoying the sweet melody of the animals all around. She loved animals. In fact, she had always wanted a pet, but her mother and father said a pet would only make a mess inside the castle and she was never allowed to have anything fun. Only boring goldfish. Who wanted goldfish?! She heard a noise that made her turn around and then she saw a knight in shining armor as he rode up on his tall stallion…
About the Story
Spunky Princess Brietta has an adventurous afternoon with her not-so-brave friend James the Knight and a not-so-fierce dragon.
You can read the full version of “The Princess, The Dragon and the Brave Knight” and 29 other fantastic read-aloud stories inside The Lonely Dragon – Volume 1 in our Story-A-Day Literacy Initiative. The book is a collection of 30 stories (one for each day!) that promotes early childhood literacy through daily reading.
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This collection includes stories about lonely dragons, princesses, dare-devil grannies, fairies, fast cars, horses, nice ogres, frogs, kid-eating-tigers, super heroes and more! A collection of 30 fun and original stories from knowonder! Never run out of short, fun stories again. Great for bedtime, story time, or just ANY time! Share the joy of story time with your child as often as you like (we recommend daily) and “know the wonder” of their imagination, as well as the love and joy you experience together.
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