Imagine a dragon

by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 2008
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Children's Non Fiction j 398.24 PRI
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A creature made of myth and dreams. Imagine a scaly creature more than a hundred feet long that spews fire and beats its wings to fly. Or imagine another creature with the head of a camel, horns like a deer, and paws like a tiger. Different cultures imagine dragons differently. An English dragon might terrorize the countryside, and a Chinese dragon might cause a drought, a flood, or even a hurricane. In this stunning book, richly illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan, Laurence Pringle explains how people came to believe in dragons and offers young readers an engaging look at dragons from cultures around the world.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dragons may be friendly or scary, Pringle explains, depending on when and where you lived. He explores the possible origins of dragon folklore and summarizes Egyptian, Norwegian, Greek, and other frightening Western dragon legends, including those of St. George, John Smith, and the Lambton Wurm. The very brief accounts are short and shivery but not graphic. Powerful East Asian dragons, on the other hand, controlled the weather and were seen as a sign of good luck. In addition to the one Chinese story, Pringle provides details of dragons, as imagined by East Asian cultures, and tacks on a few facts about dragonflies and komodo dragons. Dark, brooding surrealistic illustrations suit the subject but may not satisfy children seeking sunnier pictures of dragons. This lacks the bright, colorful drawings of Gail Gibbons' Behold . . . the Dragons! (1999), but it provides more information on East Asian dragons.--Perkins, Linda Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dragons -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Neilan, Eujin Kim.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781563973284 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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