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The Complete Book of Dragons

Douglas Carrel Dugald Steer Helen Ward Wayne Anderson



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Templar Classics
01 November 2017
Fiction-related items; Mysteries & the supernatural (Children's&YA); Epic Fantasy; Dragons Fantasy; Other Film, TV & Media
Series: Ology
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 gems.

In 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!
By:   Douglas Carrel, Dugald Steer
Illustrated by:   Helen Ward, Wayne Anderson
Imprint:   Templar Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 260mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   910g
ISBN:   9781840115031
ISBN 10:   1840115033
Series:   Ology
Pages:   30
Publication Date:   01 November 2017
Recommended Age:   From 2
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dugald Steer was born in 1965 and grew up in Surrey, where his love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol. Several jobs later Dugald began working at Templar Publishing, where he worked his way up to Senior Editor, writing and editing many books in house. He has written more than 100 books for Templar and, after going freelance to concentrate on writing, he authored the first seven books in their hugely successful 'Ology series. Dugald lives near Barcelona in Spain with his wife Ana and his two children.

Reviews for Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons

Templar's brilliant Dragonology books create a set of resources on the wildlife and science of raising or studying dragons to gladden the heart of any would-be student of these magnificent creatures. Dr Ernest Drake gives us all manner of fascinating details on habitats, temperaments and training regimes, which play into that greatest of desires for children (and let's be honest, many adults too) - that dragons might really exist. -- Cecilia Busby Middle Grade Strikes Back

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