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Dragon Legends

Dragon Legends

by Matt Doeden, Peter Hogarth (Consultant)

Describes popular dragon legends and myths from around the world.


Describes popular dragon legends and myths from around the world.

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Children's Literature - Lesley Moore Vossen
Another of the four books about dragons published by Capstone Press, this one covers the legends surrounding dragons. Chapter One is a brief retelling of the Beowulf story. Chapter Two looks at Western dragon legends, including Saint George and the Dragon, The Lambton Worm, a story that also comes from England, and the Scandinavian legend of Sigurd and Fafnir. Chapter Three covers Eastern dragon legends. It begins by explaining the differences between the portrayals of Western and Eastern dragons. Eastern dragons are not shown as beasts to be feared but are respected for their power and wisdom. The Eastern dragon legends include two from China, the first about four dragons and the second shows the power of dragon's pearl. The fourth and final chapter covers other dragon legends, mentioning that dragons appear in the stories and myths of cultures all over the world from Egypt to Central America. The chapter wraps up with a look at dragons today as they appear in books such as The Hobbit and the Harry Potter series and in movies such as Eragon. There is a glossary, a list of three books for those who want to read more and the way to use www.facthound.com to find appropriate sites. Dragon Legends offers a fun introduction to the world of dragons and how they have appeared in myths around the world. Reviewer: Lesley Moore Vossen

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Dragons Series
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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