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DRAGONS by David Passes

DRAGONS

Truth, Myth, and Legend

By David Passes (Author) , Wayne Anderson (Illustrator)

Age Range: 7 - 11

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-307-17500-6

 From many traditions (Babylonian, Greek, Indian, Norse, Chinese), 11 tales plus a brief survey of eight more ``Dragons Around the World'' and a 1916 ``Dragon Poem.'' The adaptations are clear but overly truncated--though the lively details of the British ``The Lambton Worm'' and ``The Mordifor Wyvern'' hold interest. Anderson's sinuous, scaly dragons are in a romantic, finely detailed style, but there's a curious sameness to their wicked eyes and pointy fangs (cf. the imaginative variety Peter Sis brings to Prelutsky's The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, p. 1078). Where funds permit, a visually attractive survey that may lead readers to accounts with more depth. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-11)