Dragonology: Field Guide to Dragons

Dragonology: Field Guide to Dragons

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Twelve intriguing mini models in the most deluxe field guide yet — an irresistible hands-on resource for devoted dragonologists!

Even skilled dragonologists need special preparation to study in the field. What if an unfamiliar species should approach? Now an impressive guide highlights nineteen different dragon species, many seen here for the first time

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Twelve intriguing mini models in the most deluxe field guide yet — an irresistible hands-on resource for devoted dragonologists!

Even skilled dragonologists need special preparation to study in the field. What if an unfamiliar species should approach? Now an impressive guide highlights nineteen different dragon species, many seen here for the first time. Focused on species from the obscure tree-climbing monkey dragon to the better-known wyvern and amphithere, each entry details size, shape, coloration, habitat, the appearance of eggs and young, and (most important) form of attack. To help readers recognize dragons in the wild, mini models of twelve of the species await assembly, each tucked in its own pocket and complete with its own stand.

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Children's Literature
At first glance this appears to be a no-nonsense book about dragons, 10� wide by 10 �� tall by 2� deep, maroon in color with the title �embossed� in silver embellished with two green dragon eyes on the front cover. Opening it reveals a set of four button-down wallets fixed to the inside of the front cover, and, facing the reader, is the first page of a spiral notebook attached to the spine. The packets contain puzzle pieces of dragons to be assembled for further intensive dragon study. The reader can find more packets fixed to the back cover and on an additional sturdy page on the inside, making twelve available models to be constructed. The text of the notebook, said to be written by a Dr. Ernest Drake in 1898, explains with wickedly ironic humor how to spot a dragon, understand their migrations and habitats, and study the various species of dragons including pseudo-dragons and the extinct varieties. Sixteen types are described in detail including pictures of their eggs, nests, and chicks. Twelve of these are available as models. For those readers ready to begin searching for marsupial dragons, for instance, the guide advises that �Their bounding gait and distinctive blue smoke make them easy to identify.� The models are easy to assemble, the black and white drawings look very like etchings from 19th Century natural history books (the chicks are particularly appealing); and the lively humor will be welcomed by all its readers. This book is recommended particularly for those bright early readers who will enjoy the book�s creativity and humor. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763636869
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Series:
Ologies Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.63(w) x 10.56(h) x 2.11(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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