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Dragonology by Dr. Ernest Drake
Hardcover $27.99
Oct 13, 2003 | ISBN 9780763623296

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  • Oct 13, 2003 | ISBN 9780763623296 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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It is simply irresistible. . . . This book is a feast for the eyes and will draw teens like a magnet.
—Voice of Youth Advocates

This book will be hugely attractive to children.
—School Library Journal

In addition to the clever text and persuasive illustrations by Helen Ward, Douglas Carrel and Wayne Anderson, the interactive book includes an insert on dragon script, a mini-book of dragon riddles and a glass dragon eye bound into the back cover.
—Publishers Weekly

Dragonologists, both amateur and academic, will hail Dr. Drake’s lavishly illustrated, ‘rediscovered’ guide.

A handsome, dryly tongue-in-cheek volume. . . . All in all, a delightful treatment for readers fascinated by dragons.

What single gift once engrossed my three boys so much that they stopped opening Christmas presents — I swear — for a full 15 minutes? A gorgeous compendium called DR. ERNEST DRAKE’S DRAGONOLOGY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DRAGONS.

A fictional scientist’s exhaustive reference guide to the fantastic reptiles. Who knew that dragon dung is a skin tonic?
—People Magazine

DRAGONOLOGY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DRAGONS is the perfect first volume for the budding Dragonologist. . . . This book is a terrific way to engage any young reader while encouraging their interests in the colorful and captivating world of fantasy.
—Boston Herald

This one is a real bang for the buck and will keep any dragon-fascinated kid enthralled for days.
—Philadelphia Inquirer

As lush a book as any this season . . . this is the perfect gift . . .
—Tampa Tribune Times

A beautifully illustrated, coffee-table-sized book that will provide hours of pleasure.
—Seattle Times

Packed with ornate borders, exquisite watercolor pictures and detailed line drawings, this oversized treasure is made for children but is bound to please even the oldest dragon lover.
—Bristol Herald Courier

Do you believe in dragons? After reading [Dragonology] you probably will!

This thoroughly engaging book . . . offers readers maps, classifications, explanations of dragon biology and physiology, useful spells and charm, a detailed list of the requirements of a dragonological laboratory, and more.
—Book Links

—Napa Valley


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