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ISBN13: 9780763623296
ISBN10: 0763623296
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Staff Pick

I originally picked up this beautiful book, published by Candlewick Press, just to look at it, thinking I might buy one at a later time. But I soon realized that I needed to have a copy in my possession immediately! Laden with attractive illustrations, Dragonology's tongue-in-cheek charm is addictive. Especially amusing are "Finding, Hatching, and Raising a Dragon" and the explanation of what to do for a person who's been hypnotized by a dragon. Pick up a copy for yourself and enjoy this fun read.
Recommended by Carla, Powells.com

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Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Here are just a few of this book's fascinating features:
  • Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin
  • Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist)
  • Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell
Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems. In his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study whenever possible — a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere!

Review:

"In addition to the clever text and persuasive illustrations...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

Review:

"[A] lushly packaged volume....This is a must-have for all dragon lovers." Sharon Salluzzo, Children's Literature

Review:

"[A] handsome, dryly tongue-in-cheek volume....All in all, a delightful treatment for readers fascinated by dragons." Sally Estes, Booklist

Review:

"An aspect of the book that will be totally fascinating to children is the natural history of this creature....This book will be hugely attractive to children, especially the Harry Potter crowd..." School Library Journal

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Presents the long-lost research of 19th-century dragonologist Drake.

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Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin. Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist). Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell. Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems.

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About the Author

Dr. Ernest Drake is said to have lived in St. Leonard's Forest, Sussex, England, in the late nineteenth century and to have issued a very limited run — some 100 copies — of Dragonology in 1895. A noted dragonologist and a founding member of the Secret & Ancient Society of Dragonologists in London, Dr. Ernest Drake was determined to bring the subject of dragons under the burgeoning umbrella of the nineteenth-century natural sciences. He had absolutely no doubt that dragons exist, and his notes suggest that he had no little experience of them. Apparently, only one copy of Dragonology ever appeared in public, surfacing in the basement of a secondhand bookstore in London in 1987. The book was accompanied by a letter, dated 1904, addressed to an unnamed apprentice. Dr. Ernest Drake's painstaking work has been faithfully reproduced in this unique volume.

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seekerofka, November 20, 2007 (view all comments by seekerofka)
from the title itself, anyone with a crave for anything that's unusual will surely enjoy...
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bunniculabunny, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by bunniculabunny)
Dragonology is an amazing book filled with interesting facts on magnificent dragons. I used to think that dragons did not exist but now I am a true beliver and I have a great love for dragons and other creatures.
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bcbrwk, March 17, 2007 (view all comments by bcbrwk)
This book is great fun to read. I was astonished at the detailed and colorful hand drawn images. At first, I couldn't decide between all of the 'Ology books. But when I examined the artwork of Dragonology, I was blown away. Even if the book is listed as fiction, there are facts about the Chinese Lung and other native dragons.

One closing comment: there is NOTHING about Trogdor.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763623296
Illustrations by:
Ward, Helen
Illustrations by:
Anderson, Wayne
Illustrator:
Ward, Helen
Illustrator:
Anderson, Wayne
Editor:
Steer, Dugald
Author:
Fawcett, Jack
Author:
Candlewick
Author:
Drake, Dr Ernest
Author:
Steer, Dugald A.
Author:
Froud, Brian
Author:
Drake, Ernest
Author:
Various
Author:
Matthews, John
Author:
Drake, Ernest Dr
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Animals, mythical
Subject:
Toy and movable books
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Interactive Adventures
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Mythical
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Subject:
dragons;fantasy;fiction;children s;children;art;dragon;reference;mythology;ologies;picture book;children s books;dragonology;kids;magic;interactive;non-fiction;young adult;children s fiction;illustrations
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Ologies
Series Volume:
108-113
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.75 x 8.50 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763623296 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I originally picked up this beautiful book, published by Candlewick Press, just to look at it, thinking I might buy one at a later time. But I soon realized that I needed to have a copy in my possession immediately! Laden with attractive illustrations, Dragonology's tongue-in-cheek charm is addictive. Especially amusing are "Finding, Hatching, and Raising a Dragon" and the explanation of what to do for a person who's been hypnotized by a dragon. Pick up a copy for yourself and enjoy this fun read.

"Review" by , "In addition to the clever text and persuasive illustrations...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."
"Review" by , "[A] lushly packaged volume....This is a must-have for all dragon lovers."
"Review" by , "[A] handsome, dryly tongue-in-cheek volume....All in all, a delightful treatment for readers fascinated by dragons."
"Review" by , "An aspect of the book that will be totally fascinating to children is the natural history of this creature....This book will be hugely attractive to children, especially the Harry Potter crowd..."
"Synopsis" by , Presents the long-lost research of 19th-century dragonologist Drake.
"Synopsis" by , Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin. Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist). Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell. Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems.
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