Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Imagine a Dragon by Laurence Pringle

Cover image for Imagine a dragonThis is a short but interesting nonfiction picture book about how different cultures view dragons.  Western dragons are ferocious and destructive, while dragons imagined in the Asian areas are often wise and mysterious.  Pringle recounts some of the most famous dragon stories like St George and the Dragon.  The author makes conjectures about how the idea of dragons might have been started.  The book is illustrated with bright artwork of different dragons.  This is a good one to check out, and sit on the coffee table.  By the end of the week everyone in the house will have read it.

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