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A Little History of Dragons (Wooden Books Gift Book)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2007
Cultures all round the world and throughout time have been fascinated by dragons. In this small, eminently portable paperback, Joyce Hargreaves explores the wonderful world of dragons both malevolent and benign, focussing for the most part on British dragons but also devoting space to Chinese and Japanese ones (who, I must admit, do seem to be friendlier.) The informative and unstuffy text is complemented by beautiful old engravings.

This book would be great as a gift. It's published by Wooden Books, who offer a large list of titles covering subjects such as archaeology, architecture, mathematics and even alchemy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I spotted this title whilst on holiday. As someone who reads a lot of children's literature and who is interested in mythology, it immediately grabbed my attention.

Dragons have long been in the imagination of many cultures and this small edition attempts to explain why this is so. Although it is only approximately 60 pages long, Hargreaves covers dragon mythology from a wide range of cultures. Here you can learn about dragon lore of the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks, China and Japan as well as from Norse mythology. Each section of the book has a beautiful picture to accompany the text. At the end of the book there is also an index of "dragon sites" throughout England, Scotland and Wales followed by an appendix which covers Chinese dragons. So, as a starting point this small book really is a great place to begin.
For anyone interested in myhtology and folklore of different cultures, this book is a must. It would equally make a brilliant present for someone - perhaps a child who's imagination has been ignited by various books / films such as Harry Potter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 30 April 2012
Get a magnifying glass first if you want to enjoy the paperback version. Aside from the content, while the visuals attractive, the size of the pictures and the font on the right-side pages is a disappointment. You might try the hardback version instead, which is somewhat larger.
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on 30 January 2015
I wish to start by nailing my colours firmly to the mast: I love Wooden books! They are fantastic information dense jewels. When I found they had published one on dragons my delight intensified, as I love dragons! The book starts with a brief introduction and asks: What is a dragon? Before embarking on a historical odyssey through Babylonian myth right up the present day. The dragons of Viking, Japanese, Chinese, The Americas and Medieval Europe are all touched upon. As with all these books there is an excellent appendix, with the names and locations of various UK dragon myth sites, as well as the nine Classical Chinese dragons and the dragon children. My only slight disappointment was a lack of a further reading list or sources. However, these books are wee and space is at a premium! All in all I was most impressed!
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on 18 May 2013
It's a great little book as so many of this series are - bought for a friend passionate about all things dragon and she is very pleased with it. It packs a lot into a small space and I would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to know more, and is just such a sweet affordable little gift too.
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on 2 December 2011
I initially got one of these for my boyfriend who adores Dragons but once I saw it I had to get one for myself.
It's just a wonderful,simple but pleasing little book & we love ours :-)
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on 9 March 2012
A short interesting book covering how dragons or the image of the dragon has been part of many cultures over the centuries.
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on 13 July 2015
It was perfect.
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on 9 July 2014
Lovely wee book
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