The Book of the Dragon
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The Book of the Dragon

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by H. Gustavo Ciruelo Cabral
     
 

The mystique of dragons--soaring above castle spires, setting the world aflame--bursts into glowing life in breathtaking images by a major artist. An unforgettably original volume, The Book of the Dragon offers a glimpse of a culture we can only imagine.

They lurk in the most hidden corners of the world: the powerful and beautiful creatures

Overview

The mystique of dragons--soaring above castle spires, setting the world aflame--bursts into glowing life in breathtaking images by a major artist. An unforgettably original volume, The Book of the Dragon offers a glimpse of a culture we can only imagine.

They lurk in the most hidden corners of the world: the powerful and beautiful creatures known as dragons. We know them as the terrifying beasts of fairy tales, but their own story has remained a mystery--until now. Ciruelo, an illustrator of astounding skill, delves into their secret universe, revealing a rich and fascinating culture filled with poetry, magic, enchantment, and knowledge. Each of these wondrous creatures has its own unique personality and history, and it's captured dramatically on these spectacular pages. But the revelations go beyond the images, as we gain insight into their psychological characteristics; encounter many different types (Earth Dragons, Water Dragons, Fire Dragons, and the legendary Golden Dragon); learn about their long-held customs; and explore the many legends in which they have figured so prominently--including the heroic tales of Perseus, Hercules, and Tristan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402728112
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 13.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author


Ciruelo was born in 1963 in Argentina. He works for prominent publishers in the US and Europe, creating fantasy art for book covers, prints, calendars, and more. He lives with his wife, Daniela, and their children, Angelo and Lys, in Sitges, a quaint and magical town near Barcelona on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Book of the Dragon 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Great illustrations and story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with the person who said 'thats not all dragons are!' they are creatures of beauty and might and deserve respect or at least their memory does. you know just in case they're extinct. but the illistrations on this book did catch my attention though I haven't yet read it I look forward to it! Please put 'dragon' as the subject if you wish to e-mail me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing. I was totally attracted to this book. The artwork is amazing and the dragons look so realistic. The book also includes amazing facts and awesome legends. This book is highly recomended for dragon lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not bought it yet but with all of the reviews how could i not want it!I cant wait to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a writer who deals with dragons on a daily baises (in my novel), but there was a HUGE problem. I couldn't find any books on dragons! The Book of Dragons practically became my bible! A definate MUST-HAVE for anyone interested in dragons and their amazing prowess!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very well drawn but Dragons are not just fire breathing monsters! A dragon was just like anyone animal..I mean a dog could be claimed as a monster if it bites someone one..but it bites that person becasue that person was doing something to that animal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
well to start off this book is wonderfuly illistrated and very well put together. From the moment i set eyes on this book i couldnt put it down. many of the 'facks' set out in this book are very beliveable. in closing i recomend this book to all ages its wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so cool! I am a huge dragon fan and I am getting a copy of this book soon. I looked at the pics inside it and they are beautiful. All dragon lovers will go crazy for this great book which is also I might add, reasonably priced.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The information was well written and very interesting. The pictures were skilled and detailed. I found this book very entrancing! Definatly for dragon fans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. It was very informative. I loved the illastrations, they were absoloutely gorgous!!