Dragon Finds His Family (Part
Sarah and Wolfgang Blauen
Illustrated by Wolfgang Blauen
upon a time in a land far, far away there was a factory with many workers.
They were all short and wore large round straw hats. It was a sunny day
when, in this factory, a little dragon was born – or rather – made. He
was a little animal with green fur, a fat yellow tummy and blue horns. And
because they didn’t have any passports for little furry dragons the
workers sewed a little tag on his leg that said “Made in China”. Once
the tag was in place, the little dragon was stuffed into a large box. When
the lid was closed it was dark and quiet.
The small dragon was one of many furry animals in the box but
he didn’t know any of them. Since it was dark and quiet in the box, the
dragon decided to go to sleep. He must have been very tired because he
slept for several weeks. Every now and then he woke up because the box was
bumping around and there were loud noises, but for the most part he slept.
After a few weeks, the box was finally opened and all the animals were
unloaded. But this place didn’t look like the factory at all. There were
shelves and cages and lots and lots of animals. Many more than were in the
box the dragon had been in.
It was a rather loud place. People were handling the animals, stuffing them into large plastic
bags and pushing buttons and making bells ring. Other people coming in and
pointing at the animals they wanted. Then the people that stuffed them
into the bags climbed the shelves and collected the animals for the people
who were pointing.
The fury green dragon with blue horns sat in his shelf for a
few days until a short fat man came in and pointed at him. Sure enough,
one of the bag stuffers climbed up on the shelf, grabbed the dragon and into a
big bag he went. There were strange animals in the bag. Pink elephants,
yellow dogs, blue cats, red giraffes, orange bears and other strangely
colored things he couldn’t even describe. The man wrestled the bag
around, threw it onto a truck and drove off. The dizzy dragon peeked
through a small hole in the bag and was
able to see the countryside for the first time in his life.
he thought, “all the animals in this bag are different sizes and colors
and there are so many of them. We must be going to a place with lots of
children. There can’t be any other explanation for a short fat man
collecting so many furry animals. I hope I get adopted by a very good
(read on ...)
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