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Long Ago and Far Away; Reluctant Dragon, The


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Long Ago and Far Away
Reluctant Dragon, The
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

A simple shepherd's son discovers a dragon lurking in a cave high up on the Downs, The boy befriends the dragon, who is more inclined to compose poetry than attack frightened villagers. But the villagers send for the great St. George to slay the dragon. Between the three of them -- the boy, St. George and the dragon -- they concoct a peaceful plan for satisfying the villagers.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Reluctant Dragon, The,” 10/16/1988, GBH Archives, accessed January 26, 2022,
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Reluctant Dragon, The.” 10/16/1988. GBH Archives. Web. January 26, 2022. <>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Reluctant Dragon, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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