King Krakus and the Dragon

King Krakus and the Dragon The people of Krakow are terrified by a dragon until the shoemaker s apprentice devises a plan to rid the town of the monster

  • Title: King Krakus and the Dragon
  • Author: Janina Domanska
  • ISBN: 9780688801892
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The people of Krakow are terrified by a dragon until the shoemaker s apprentice devises a plan to rid the town of the monster.

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    1. Janina Domanska

      1913 1995

    534 thoughts on “King Krakus and the Dragon”

    1. Domanska has written a folktale about the origins of the city of Krakow in Poland. I suspect that the dragon is a symbol for some kind of invading army that tried to take over the city way back then. The way the shoemaker got rid of the dragon reminded me of the Trojan horse. I love Domanska's colorful illustrations. Anyone interested in Poland will enjoy this book!


    2. Janina Domanska is a Caldecott honor book winner, hers picture books consistently won critical praise as well as popularity. Domanska has found her inspiration in Polish folk art. She also is the creator of the gorgeous illustrations that harmonize the Polish legends. The book “King Krakus and the Dragon” is an old Polish folktale that tells story about Dratewka, the shoemaker’s apprentice, who by a clever trick was able to kill Dragon. This story was always my favorite. As a child I loved [...]


    3. This is an entertaining folk tale from Poland about a shoemaker's apprentice who defeats a dragon. The narrative is fun to read aloud and the illustrations have an old fashioned feel that reminds me of stained glass windows. We enjoyed reading this book together.



    4. Lovely pictures for this founding-of-Poland folktale. Just what I need for my workshops on Poland for the Eurokids festival!


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