Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs

Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs, Bill Looney, Master Books, Science/Religion, 2011, 24 pages.

Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs (Hardcover)Synopsis: Explore the links between dragon myths and the reality of dinosaurs through vivid illustrations, interactive pages, and fascinating insights!

Did you know?

 There are dragon legends in nearly every culture, from China to Australia, India to Europe, and Persia to the kingdoms of the fiercest Norse warriors.

Eyewitnesses to these last dinosaurs include Job in the Bible, Alexander the Great, and Marco Polo.

Drawings on cave walls and on ancient art show images that closely resemble beaked dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs.

Re-visit history as you trace the tracks of these creatures throughout cultures in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and more, learning the facts, and revealing the fallacies of dragons. Whether battling saints or terrorizing medieval castles, these creatures provide a fascinating link to man's earliest history, as well as a shadowy mystery now found only in the pages of ancient texts.

Thoughts: This was a good introductory book to dinosaurs vs. dragons. It gives a lot of evidence, some eyewitness accounts from old documents, murals, etc. and more. The terms and explanations are more understandable to older, mid-to-high-school students, but the page count seemed more fit for younger readers. The fold-out pages, pop-outs, and other features also seemed made to appeal to younger readers.

*This book was provided free by the New Leaf Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.*

Rating: 4 stars

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