Today is Wednesday, or was Wednesday, so Reading at the Beach has declared it "G" day. Unfortunately, none of the many books I have active bookmarks in start with the letter G, so I went back to my to-read bookcase and found a new one: Green Smoke by Rosemary Manning.
It's a Puffin book, which tells me I will probably like it. The font feels homey. I've had it for ages, and I think I even started to read it on a trip with my kids a few years back, but I got distracted. A girl named Susan goes to the Cornish beach for a holiday with her parents, and she meets a dragon who tells her stories of King Author and other magic stuff. They eat biscuits and buns and drink orangeade. R. Dragon is not as youthful as Puff, but I bet they'd get along. It's a quiet book, but lively and cosy. I'll put it out for my kids to read, although I suspect they'll find the cover a bit juvenile (mine is even worse than the one on the link above). B, good for old-fashioned elementary school kids.
(This post is also my homage to Mary of Peter, Paul & Mary)