A Practical Guide to Dragons

A Practical Guide to Dragons

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by Lisa Trumbauer
     
 

This lavishly illustrated guide showcases the wide array of fantastic dragons encountered on the world of Krynn. Sindri Suncatcher–wizard’s apprentice–opens up his personal notebooks to share his knowledge of these awe-inspiring creatures, from the life cycle of a kind copper dragon to the best way to counteract a red dragon’s fiery breath.

Overview

This lavishly illustrated guide showcases the wide array of fantastic dragons encountered on the world of Krynn. Sindri Suncatcher–wizard’s apprentice–opens up his personal notebooks to share his knowledge of these awe-inspiring creatures, from the life cycle of a kind copper dragon to the best way to counteract a red dragon’s fiery breath.

The perfect companion to the Dragonlance: The New Adventures series, this beautifully illustrated title introduces readers to the looks and habits of dragons of the Dragonlance world. With tips and tricks every new adventurer can use on imaginary encounters with dragons, this book will enchant readers with both pictures and words.

About the Author
Sindri Suncatcher
is a three-and-a-half foot tall kender, who enjoys storytelling, collecting magical tokens, and fighting dragons. He lives in Solamnia and is currently studying magic under the auspices of the black-robed wizard Maddoc. You can catch Sindri in the midst of his latest adventure in The Wayward Wizard.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3–7
Readers of "Dragonlance: The New Adventures" series (Mirrorstone) will recognize the "inscriber" of this book, an elf-eared "kender" named Sindri Suncatcher. Having gleaned much of his knowledge from a wizard mentor, he begins his book with a general look at the anatomy and life cycle of dragons. The bulk of the work is divided into six-page chapters, each introducing a specific species with a fierce-looking, full-page portrait and descriptions of physical attributes, offspring ("Eggs"), development ("Wyrmlings"), adult behavior, lair, and combat skills. Inset paintings, labeled anatomical sketches, and maps decorate the pages, which are shaded to look like parchment. Readers will learn that red dragons are "ferocious and cruel" and live in volcanoes, blue ones use their lightning breath to cook their food, brass dragons prefer talking to fighting, and gold ones spend most of their lives in human form. Filled with interesting and quirky details, this well-imagined manual is fun to browse. Although readers unfamiliar with Sindri's world may feel lost by references to the character's compatriots and experiences, this offering may appeal to die-hard fantasy fans.
—Joy FleishhackerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786941643
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
09/26/2006
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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A Practical Guide to Dragons 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sketches, ONE OF A KIND. detail on specific species of dragon and dragons themselves. I loved it. at the beginning it describes dragon anonymity, then it tells about dragons in combat, next the author tells you of the dragon language, then she tells you of the stages of the dragons life, then last but not least Lisa Trumbauer tells you of each species of dragons. I highly recommend this book for all those who love Dragons!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson is 7 and I read this book aloud to him. He loved every minute of it and requested a blue dragon cake for his birthday. The creativity and the humor of the author is amazing. He particularly wanted to discuss the lair of each dragon. The bronze dragon that can blind you with fog was another favorite. Great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book because it described the dragons well.I also loved how the book was set up too! It is wonderful! A must read for dragon or fantasy lovers!!!
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Abros_ More than 1 year ago
Recommended fun read for those interested in Dragons.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another great dragon book! It shows tons of valuable information and this is a great book for dragon lovers. This book is amazing.