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The Dragons Are Singing Tonight: Prelutsky, Jack

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

Prelutsky, Jack

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ISBN 10: 068809645X / ISBN 13: 9780688096458
Published by Greenwillow Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
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Copyright date is 1993, 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by Author and illustrator with illustration by Peter Sis. Book has no tears or bent pages nor any writing. No tears or bent pages nor any writing. green inside covers front and back. Dust Jacket, no ters or bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of spine of the book or jacket are very minor. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible childrens book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000407

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Title: The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Peter Sis

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 35fith Anniversary Edition.

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Synopsis:

Once They All Believed In Dragons

Once they all believed in dragons
When the world was fresh and young,
We were woven into legends,
Tales were told and songs were sung,
We were treated with obeisance,
We were honored, we were feared,
Then one day they stopped believing--
On that day, we disappeared.

Now they say our time is over,
Now they say we've lived our last,
Now we're treated with derision
Where we once ruled unsurpassed.
We must make them all remember,
In some way we must reveal
That our spirit lives forever--
We are dragons! We are real!

"An excellent collection....Prelutsky and Sis...bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There's a `just right' quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud. Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards listeners with humor, imagination, and occasional poignancy....Because it appeals on so many levels, this is one poetry book that won't siton the shelf for long."--Booklist.

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"If you don't believe in dragons, / It is curiously true / That the dragons you disparage / Choose to not to believe in you," matter-of-factly claims America's premiere children's poet Jack Prelutsky. Dragons aren't all the same, of course--some are amiable, some are disconsolate, and some are downright nasty. Here Prelutsky, who has written over 30 books of poetry for children, turns his considerable talents to the subject of dragons--a secret dragon, a thunder dragon, a mechanical dragon, even a lazy dragon who likes to sleep all day. The 17 poems range from the whimsical to the scary, but all reflect Prelutsky's incomparable flair for rhythm and humor. The fabulous fire-breathers are illustrated in all their irresistible splendor by award-winning artist Peter Sis. The sophisticated style of his large oil paintings is complemented by his trademark borders in antique gold, giving the pages an Old World look. If you don't believe in dragons then you need this book, because the magical combination of art and poetry will make you and your kids believers. If you listen closely, you might even hear the dragons singing tonight: "We are dragons! We are real!" Text © 1993 by Jack Prelutsky. Illustrations © 1993 by Peter Sis. Permission by Greenwillow Books.) (Ages 5 to 9) --Marcie Bovetz

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