For thousands of years, the legendary dragon has inspired awe and wonder in cultures the world over. Now Michael Hague, one of America's most beloved painters of fantasy, boldly captures seventeen classic dragon tales. Within these pages are the stories of heroic dragon slayers such as Perseus, St. George, and Sigurd, as well as the magical writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. The mythical dragon will be very real indeed for all who read these enchanting tales.
Michael Hague has illustrated more than thirty children's classics, including memorable editions of The Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, and The Secret Garden. He is also the artist of several bestselling books by his wife, Kathleen, including Alphabears, Numbears, and Ten Little Bears. The father of three grown children and the grandfather of four, Michael has a ready audience for all of his work.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6?Seventeen short selections that will appeal to lovers of dragons, fantasy, and folktales. A broad range of writing styles and plot twists are pulled together to provide readers with something fresh in each tale. Excerpts from classic novels such as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C.S. Lewis's Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and short stories such as Kenneth Grahame's "The Reluctant Dragon" are included. In addition, there are folktales from China, Italy, and Germany. Most of the heroes are men, but occasionally children are the only ones who can outsmart the dragon. In "Li Chi Slays the Serpent," it is a young girl who conquers the beast. Hague's beautiful full-page watercolors reflect the different moods of the stories and the temperaments of the dragons depicted. A pen-and-ink drawing of a dragon announces each new selection; delicately detailed line drawings appear throughout. The combination of well-selected stories and excerpts and dramatic artwork make The Book of Dragons a fine addition to library collections.?Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library, Canada
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Descrizione libro U.S.A.: HarperColl, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1489633059800
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0688108792
Descrizione libro HarperColl, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Michael Hague (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria 0688108792
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Descrizione libro William Morrow & Company, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995. Hard Cover Quarter-Cloth. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New [Mylar protected]. Hague, Michael (illustratore). First Edition. [146 pp] . FLAT SIGNED on title page and signed with simply inscription and original hand-sketched dragon of half-title page. HARDCOVER (4to - NEW in NEW Mylar-protected DJ. Bound in red paper boards with blind debossed dragon and black, gilt lettered spine. Full-color illustrated front and back endpapers. Magnificent, high-resolution color embossed, illustrated dust jacket. PRISTINE COLLECTIBLE. Inscribed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 06805