Dragons?! (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
32
Utgivningsdatum
2019-10-31
Upplaga
10 ed
Förlag
Firefly Books Ltd
Illustrationer
Full clr illus throughout
Dimensioner
244 x 244 x 10 mm
Vikt
499 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780228102076
Dragons?! (inbunden)

Dragons?!

Inbunden Engelska, 2019-10-31
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Dragons?! tours the globe describing the discoveries and ancient beliefs about dragons as mythological monsters, deities, creators of the world and guardians of its riches. The book tells the many stories of fierce battles, superpowers, mysteries of nature, local lore and legend. Thankfully, heroes abound and a clutch of cheeky chicks guides readers through the pages. Dragons?! opens with Pliny the Elder's Encyclopedia written more than 2000 years ago in which he mentions dragons, the enormous creatures described by returning travellers. We know now, of course, that these were whales, octopuses, elephants and other giants of nature but Pliny called them "dragons" and it stuck. In this book, readers will learn a great deal about dragons while enjoying Lila Prap's trademark illustrations. As imagination took hold in stories and travels, the dragons became increasingly ferocious. Giant fanged, fire-breathing creatures morphed with snakes, roosters, flying birds and reptilian lizards to become enormous bloodthirsty monsters with insect legs, multiple heads and batlike wings. There is an exemplary amount of information in Dragons?! presented in a decidedly friendly way. Not everyone thought the dragons were evil or dangerous; the Chinese believed they brought good fortune. Children will be captivated and will surely want to learn more about these mythological beings. Vividly illustrated and humorous: Lila Prap does it again.
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A lighthearted read about a creature that has fascinated man since the dawn of time. This book is a fun romp and should please readers who yearn for information about the mythical animals.-- (08/30/2019) The simple yet stunning illustrations are paired with brief sidebars about dragon legends and folktales, supplemented by amusing wisecracks from a scattering of chickens... A welcome contribution to personal and public library children's picture book collections, and makes an excellent gift for young dragon fans.-- (01/01/2020)

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Lila Prap has a degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She works as a freelance artist and children's author and illustrator. Her international prizes include the 2002 IBBY Certificate of Honour for Illustration and nominations for the 2005 German Literature Award, the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Award for Illustration. In Slovenia she has been awarded the Levstik Prize, the Most Beautiful Book Prize and the Original Slovenian Picture Book Prize. She lives in Smarjeta, Slovenia, where she runs an art gallery displaying her works.