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ISBN13: 9780060759681
ISBN10: 0060759682
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< P> Michael Hauge lends vivid and lavish illustrations to the ultimate collection of classic dragon lore, from Perseus and Andromeda, to St. George and the Dragon. Available for the first time in paperback < /P> < P> o Michael Hague, famous for his illustration of classic tales such as < i> The Hobbit< /i> and < i> Wind in the Willows< /i> , does what he does best with this vibrant, imaginative depiction of the dragon world.< /P> < P> o This comprehensive collection contains re& ndash; tellings of Perseus and Andromeda, Sigurd and Fafnir, St. George and the Dragon, as well as writings by C. S. Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, J.R.R. Tolkien, and E. Nesbit.< /P> < P> o This paperback has all of the beauty of the hardcover interior at a much more cost& ndash; friendly price point.< /P> < P> o < i> Publishers Weekly< /i> called < i> The Book of Dragons< /i> A deliciously old& ndash; fashioned storybook, delivering just the sort of fantasy Hague is best known for. < /P> < P> Ages 8+< /P>

Synopsis:

One of America's most beloved masters of fantasy has boldly captured 17 classic dragon tales. Along with the legendary heroics of Perseus, St. George, and Siegfried are dragon stories by Kenneth Graeme, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

Michael Hauge lends vivid and lavish illustrations to the ultimate collection of classic dragon lore, from Perseus and Andromeda, to St. George and the Dragon. Available for the first time in paperback!

o Michael Hague, famous for his illustration of classic tales such as The Hobbitand Wind in the Willows, does what he does best with this vibrant, imaginative depiction of the dragon world.

o This comprehensive collection contains re–tellings of Perseus and Andromeda, Sigurd and Fafnir, St. George and the Dragon, as well as writings by C. S. Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, J.R.R. Tolkien, and E. Nesbit.

o This paperback has all of the beauty of the hardcover interior at a much more cost–friendly price point.

o Publishers Weeklycalled The Book of Dragons"A deliciously old–fashioned storybook, delivering just the sort of fantasy Hague is best known for."

Ages 8+

About the Author

Michael Hague is one of America's foremost illustrators and is renowned as the illustrator of many children's classics. An honors graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he has been influenced by a variety of artistic styles, ranging from the work of the Disney Studios to the Japanese printmakers Hiroshige and Hokusai. He has been particularly influenced by the turn-of-the-century illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, N. C. Wyeth, and Howard Pyle, and he is an avid collector of their books. Michael Hague lives with his wife, Kathleen, a writer of books for children, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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emmejo, February 5, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
This collection of stories was rather disappointing. The ones that were excerpts felt very incomplete and most of the writing was flat and dull. My attention was wandering constantly. Maybe if these stories were new and not common knowledge to most enjoyers of fantasy, even kids, they would be more interesting.

I was very disappointed with the art too. The anatomy was horrific! I could barely stand to look at the poor dragons, because most looked as if their joints had all been snapped in order to get them in certain poses, plus the proportions were so off I didn't think most would be able to move without breaking something. The coloring was fine, even nice, but when your line art is so flawed it is very distracting. I know I am probably more harsh a judge of fantasy anatomy then most folks, but I like my fantasy grounded in reality.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060759681
Author:
Hague, Michael
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Michael Hague
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Animals, mythical
Subject:
Animals - Dragons
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.96x7.84x.53 in. 1.26 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , One of America's most beloved masters of fantasy has boldly captured 17 classic dragon tales. Along with the legendary heroics of Perseus, St. George, and Siegfried are dragon stories by Kenneth Graeme, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis. Illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , Michael Hauge lends vivid and lavish illustrations to the ultimate collection of classic dragon lore, from Perseus and Andromeda, to St. George and the Dragon. Available for the first time in paperback!

o Michael Hague, famous for his illustration of classic tales such as The Hobbitand Wind in the Willows, does what he does best with this vibrant, imaginative depiction of the dragon world.

o This comprehensive collection contains re–tellings of Perseus and Andromeda, Sigurd and Fafnir, St. George and the Dragon, as well as writings by C. S. Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, J.R.R. Tolkien, and E. Nesbit.

o This paperback has all of the beauty of the hardcover interior at a much more cost–friendly price point.

o Publishers Weeklycalled The Book of Dragons"A deliciously old–fashioned storybook, delivering just the sort of fantasy Hague is best known for."

Ages 8+

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