Fieldmouse Books

Natalie Fieldhouse, Independent Usborne Organiser

The Reluctant Dragon

First Reading Level 4
The Reluctant Dragon

  • A humorous story for children just beginning to read.
  • Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn’t like fighting? And what will happen when the boldest dragon fighter of them all comes to stay?
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).

Hardback with ribbon marker:

£4.99 Add to basket

Extra information

Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 4+

Lexile Measure: 340L

Book Band: 7 - Turquoise

CEFR Level: A2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746096949
48 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Fred Blunt

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

Katie Daynes

Press reviews

"wonderful retellings of famous stories for young children and first readers"

Reader reviews

fascinating book
beautifully illustrated, simply told story of a brave boy and his unique friendship with a dragon. simple to read for a 6year old and enjoyable for all ages. made me want to buy more usborne books

beejal sanghvi, 1st March 2011


  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.