Frances Lincoln Children's Books A Natural History of Dragons Frances Lincoln Children's Books A Natural History of Dragons
Frances Lincoln Children's Books A Natural History of Dragons Frances Lincoln Children's Books A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons

By Emily Hawkins


Publication Date: September 3, 2024

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Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2 to 6

A Natural History of Dragons is a complete guide to dragons from around the world, from ancient lore and superstitions, to their anatomy, behavior, and lifecycles.

Featuring a gold-foil-embossed cloth cover, a ribbon marker and sprayed gold edges, this lavishly illustrated volume details the secret lives of dragons making it the perfect gift for all fantasy enthusiasts.


Dragons have been the misunderstood subject of folklore for generations . . . but are these stories just legends or is there any truth to these majestic creatures’ fiery reputations?


Presented as a handbook from the late 1800s written for the students of the Academie Solomonar: the only school for dragon-riders, this beautiful volume sets out to reveal the hidden world of dragons. Within these pages you will meet mysterious and majestic dragons from around the globe, read about ancient lore and superstitions, learn about their life cycle, anatomy, habits and habitats, and discover the secrets behind dragon flight.


This exquisitely illustrated album, that delves deep into the world of dragons, will delight all true-believers and fantasy enthusiasts.


Following on from A Natural History of Fairies, A Natural History of Magick, A Natural History of Mermaids,andA Natural History of Magical Beasts, this vintage guide is part of the Folklore Field Guides series: a charming collection of beautifully illustrated compendiums on topics of lore and legend. Fascinating facts are accompanied by breathtaking illustrations, all presented in an engaging narrative form.

About the Author

Once a children’s book editor, Emily Hawkins is now a full-time author. Her work has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list (Oceanology, 2009) as well as winning the Children’s Travel Book of the Year Award (Atlas of Animal Adventures, 2016). Along with her background in children’s non-fiction Emily has a strong interest in myth, folklore and storytelling. In 2020 she wrote A Natural History of Fairies, which has been translated into twelve languages, selling more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Emily holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and lives in Winchester, UK.Jessica Roux is a Nashville-based illustrator and plant and animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colors and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora, fauna, food, and many other things with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty. Her first book with Frances Lincoln was A Natural History of Fairies (September 2020).

Format: Hardcover

Length: 64 pages

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Publication Date: September 3, 2024

ISBN: 9780711290976

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