Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world’s most distinguished dragonologist. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr.... show more
For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world’s most distinguished dragonologist. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Here are just a few of DRAGONOLOGY'S fascinating features: — Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin — Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist) — Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell — Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gemsIn his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere!
Publish date: October 13th 2003
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
This lavishly illustrated work is just so tactile and it's about dragons, what more could I ask for? Full of little bits to delight the eyes and the senses it's written as if it's a serious science work about dragons with samples of skin and blood and everything.
Originally reviewed on my blog guiltlessreading with tons of photos!Have you ever heard of the Ology World series? The Ology World series are beautifully illustrated fantasy books presented like they were encyclopedias with letters and flaps and folds galore. The first in the series is Dragonology: ...
Re-reads will tell me whether I can use these books as references for any dragon novels I may (will) end up writing eventually. Either way, they're fun, beautiful and sometimes all you need is whimsy.
For anyone interested in writing about or drawing dragons, it proves invaluable, with it's wealth of high-quality artwork and descriptions on the creatures. For fleshing out your idea of dragons for your fantasy art or novels, it's perfect, and anyone with artistic sense will adorable the effort put...