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A Diversity of Dragons

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A Diversity of Dragons - Anne McCaffrey Summary

Finally... She's written The Book on Dragons. Anne McCaffrey is as renowned for her knowledge of dragons as she is for her New York Times bestselling novels. In this beautifully designed hardcover, McCaffrey focuses her attention on the fantastical creature's existence throughout history. Her words are complemented by the stunning color portraits by John Howe, noted for his success with several J.R.R. Tolkien calendars and maps. Engagingly conceived, McCaffrey's story is a modernday dragon fantasy, colored with excerpts of some of the most thrilling scenes taken from classic dragon tales and accompanied by John Howe's magnificent art. Dragons from the time of the Bible and the Babylonians, the Arthurian Era and the Chinese Dynasties, to the current dragons invented by Robin McKinley, Gordon R. Dickson, Melanie Rown, and McCaffrey herself--are all fully explored and rendered in glorious detail. At once a thrilling history, a charming fantasy, and a tantalizing art book, A Diversity of Dragons is sure to find a place beside Anne McCaffrey's other bestsellers.

Dragon Art

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Dragon Art - Graeme Aymer,John Howe Summary

A survey of contemporary fantasy artwork, specifically of dragons - that popular of fantasy creatures. It features a 'Masters of Dragon Art' section that includes such favourites as Don Maitz and Bob Eggleton. It includes a discussion of dragons and fantasy art, alongside a selection of the best work out there at the moment.

Of Modern Dragons; and other essays on Genre Fiction:

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Of Modern Dragons; and other essays on Genre Fiction: - John Lennard Summary

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Anne McCaffrey

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Anne McCaffrey - Robin Roberts Summary

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the biography of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (1926–2011) was one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She was the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who created and re-created her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey was a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre.

Talk about Books!

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Talk about Books! - Elizabeth Knowles,Martha Smith Summary

This new guide provides everything you need to run a dynamic, no-fuss book discussion group with elementary and middle school students.

A Study of Dragons, East and West

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A Study of Dragons, East and West - Qiguang Zhao Summary

Few symbols saturate human civilization so broadly and thoroughly as those of the ubiquitous and enigmatic dragon. This compelling book examines, compares, and analyzes the appearance and symbolization of the Eastern and Western dragons and treats them as the crystallization of human cultures. It shows that Chinese dragons resemble one another but suggest different ideas in different contexts, while Western dragons have different appearances but often denote a single concept. As one of the most notable achievements of dragonology, this book offers astonishing new insights into dragons as zoological «fact», psychological archetypes, and ideological symbols.

Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner

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Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner - Julie Gassman Summary

A child discovers that when dining out, you really should not bring your fire-breathing dragon -- far better to practice his dining etiquette at home.

Dinosaur Planet

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Dinosaur Planet - Anne McCaffrey Summary

On Earth the dinosaurs died out 70 million years ago. On Ireta they rule in all their bizarre splendour. The expedition sent to explore becomes trapped in its toils. What is worse is that half the personnel revert to type, becoming predatory carnivores, systematically hunting down their colleagues.

Dragons in a Bag

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Dragons in a Bag - Zetta Elliott Summary

In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel

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Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel - Adam Rubin Summary

The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . . The award-winning creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party return with a gut-bustingly hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon Dragons Love Tacos.

Dragons of Fantasy

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Dragons of Fantasy - Anne C. Petty Summary

Are you a dragon lover? One of those people like J.R.R. Tolkien who have always desired dragons of one sort or another? If your answer is yes, then get in line with devoted dragon fans like author Anne Petty, who has been reading and thinking about dragons for years, especially as they appear in fantasy fiction. Petty asks, "What is a dragon? What does it look like, and how does it behave? What image pops into your mind when you read the word dragon?" You are invited on a quest for dragons of fantasy literature, for an in-depth look at the scaly characters on the page and the skilled writers who created them. A longtime dragon admirer, Tolkien scholar Petty takes readers on an adventurous ride over the hills and far away into realms populated by the likes of Smaug, Ramoth, Norbert, and Orm Embar, just to name a few. Authors under discussion include J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin, Jane Yolen, Terry Goodkind and J.K. Rowling. there's also an in-depth background section on the history of dragons in myth and literature, plus an extensive bibliography. Happy dragon hunting! - Back cover.

Prentice Hall exploring life science

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Prentice Hall exploring life science - Anthea Maton,Prentice-Hall, inc Summary

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Parade of life

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Parade of life - Anthea Maton,Prentice-Hall, inc Summary

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Garden of the Purple Dragon

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Garden of the Purple Dragon - Carole Wilkinson Summary

In China during the Han Dynasty, Ping struggles to care for the baby dragon, Kai, in the desolate mountains of Tai Shan, until fate leads her back to the Garden of the Purple Dragon, where enemies abound and tempt her to try to escape her destiny.

Acorna's World

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Acorna's World - Anne McCaffrey,Elizabeth A. Scarborough Summary

Acorna, the "unicorn girl" has made peace with her Linyaari past, and aboard the interplanetary salvage vessel Condor she is finally free. But dread overtakes her when a distress signal summons Acorna and her companions to a nearby planet. For among the myraid wonders of this world of sentient plants and intoxicating perfumes are unmistakable signs that everythng Acorna holds dear is in peril. A promise of world-shattering devastation is in the celestial winds-and impending catastrophe at the claws of the cold-blooded insectile race that seeks to eradicate all Linyaari and human life from the galaxy...the Khleevi!

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