Once upon a time, there lived a lonely dragon named Harry. Now Harry knew the rules: To get a wife, he had to prove his courage by fighting the knight in shining armor. But since Harry wasn't a good fighter, he always lost. And he lost badly. Harry needed help. He turned to Mabel Mae Jones, one of the sweetest and kindest fairies in the kingdom of Lyraland. What he didn't know was that Mabel Mae's magic spells would backfire...with hilarious results. Walter Dean Myers weaves a subtle message about self-esteem, and with his keen wit, he offers a new twist on the medieval tale of valor. First published in 1972, The Dragon Takes a Wife is given new life with the vibrantly colored, stylized illustrations of Fiona French.