I got home on Monday afternoon to find an autographed copy of the brand-new Puff the Magic Dragon propped up against the door. A nearly-all green cover really made it pop out and be seen.
I was surprised and happy – or maybe not too surprised. A good friend is another lover of fairy tales, and had talked about going to Joseph-Beth to buy the Peter Yarrow version (complete with CD of Puff and other folk songs).
Puff looks just the way I always knew he did – energetic and beautiful. And Jackie Paper jumps, bounces and is bowed to by noble kings and princes. The sad ending of Puff slipping into his cave here finds the friend-needing dragon discovering a small girl peeking around a rock, with a grown-up Jackie looking on from a discreet distance.
Much Better! All is well in Honalee!