Dragons are popular as never before—and here they pop up in fire-breathing action!
Five dramatic dragon stories from around the world, including Beowulf and the Firedrake, St. George and the Dragon, and those from ancient China and Japan come to life, literally flying from the pages. Dynamic paper-engineering has these magnificent dragons snapping their jaws, casting fire, and flapping their massive wings. A book sure to be a hit with dragon-lovers of all ages.
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M. P. Robertson studied graphic design at Kingston University and has specialized in children’s book illustration since 1988. He has illustrated over sixty book jackets, several novels, and many picture books featuring dragons. His art has been exhibited in England. Mr. Robertson lives with his wife and his two children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-4–This book's handsome cover features two flying fork-tongued beasts, a backdrop of touchable green scales, and leather-toned edges. Inside, dramatically illustrated spreads introduce five dragon tales: Saint George and the Dragon; a Chinese legend telling how four compassionate dragons transformed themselves into crop-saving rivers; the story of young Maud and her out-of-control pet wyvern; the elderly Beowulf's last battle with the Fire Dragon; and a Japanese tale about a sea dragon princess. Throughout, colorful, three-dimensional creatures pop up to uncurl a snakelike body, rear an awe-inspiring head, or stretch their mammoth wings. The focus is on the art and kinetic paper engineering as the tales are briefly–and sketchily–retold. While readers will devour the action-packed illustrations, the superficial text will leave them hungry for more substantial storytelling. An additional purchase for display purposes or perhaps for classroom presentations.–Joy Fleishhacker,School Library Journal
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Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. M. P. Robertson Ilustrador. Brand new, still in shrink wrap. Quick, secure shipping w/free delivery confirmation from Los Angeles bookstore. Nº de ref. de la librería 010887
Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110810949008