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The book of dragons ;; selected and illustrated by Michael Hague

Hague, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0688108792 / ISBN 13: 9780688108793
Published by William Morrow & Co, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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Small quarto in multi-color illus DJ; 146 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm. Signed by Michael Hague on title page. An excellent anthology of dragon literature. A collection of short stories featuring dragons, by such authors as Italo Calvino, Kenneth Grahame, and Elizabeth Coatsworth. || Contents: The dragon and the enchanted filly / retold by Italo Calvino -- The adventures of Eustace / by C.S. Lewis -- Perseus and Andromeda / by Padraic Colum -- The reluctant dragon / by Kenneth Grahame -- The flower queen's daughter / retold by Andrew Lang -- Li Chi slays the serpent / by Kan Pao -- Bilbo Baggins and Smaug / by J.R.R. Tolkien -- Uncle Lubin and the dragon / by W. Heath Robinson -- The deliverers of their country / by E. Nesbit -- The devil and his grandmother / by the Brothers Grimm -- Sigurd and Fafnir / retold by Andrew Lang -- The story of Wang Li / by Elizabeth Coatsworth --St. George and the dragon / retold by William H.G. Kingston -- Stan Bolovan / retold by Andrew Lang -- The good sword / retold by Ruth Bryan Owen -- The dragon of Wantley -- The dragon tamers / by E. Nesbit. || Dragons -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction. Children's stories. Dragons -- Fiction. Fantasy. Short stories. Very fine in very fine DJ. As new. A lovely, crisp copy. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 18578

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Title: The book of dragons ;; selected and ...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For thousands of years, the legendary dragon has inspired awe and wonder in cultures the world over. Now Michael Hague, one of America's most beloved painters of fantasy, boldly captures seventeen classic dragon tales. Within these pages are the stories of heroic dragon slayers such as Perseus, St. George, and Sigurd, as well as the magical writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. The mythical dragon will be very real indeed for all who read these enchanting tales.

About the Author:

Michael Hague has illustrated more than thirty children's classics, including memorable editions of The Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, and The Secret Garden. He is also the artist of several bestselling books by his wife, Kathleen, including Alphabears, Numbears, and Ten Little Bears. The father of three grown children and the grandfather of four, Michael has a ready audience for all of his work.

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