Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs by Bill Looney

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Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs
by Bill Looney

ISBN-13: 9780890515587
Hardback: 24 pages
Publisher: Master Books
Released: December 28, 2010

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description from Publisher Website (modified):
An enigmatic source of fascination, dragons are the stuff of fantasy - or are they? Dragon legends can be found around the world. This fascinating presentation on dragons will shed light on the truth of their existence and their connection to the last living dinosaurs.

Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs is a juvenile nonfiction title that takes you back to the days of these amazing creatures in various cultures including Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Read of thrilling historical battles between dragons and saints and of the references to dragons in the Bible. Beautifully presented using original illustrations, envelopes, fold-outs, gatefolds, and more!

My Review:
Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs is a juvenile nonfiction book about the ancient eyewitness accounts of dragons and how their descriptions match those of dinosaurs. The book is illustrated with full-color pictures--mainly of dragons and dinosaurs--and contains information in pull-out cards, fold-out pages, attached booklets, and more. Kids will enjoy the interactive nature of this book, but the removable parts could potentially be lost if the reader forgot to return them to their envelope on the page.

The book covered topics like the various dragon legends from cultures around the world, preserved eyewitness accounts about dragons, the connection between dragons and dinosaurs, dragons in the Bible, sea-serpent legends, and answers to several Christian questions about dragons (like when were dragons created, what did they originally eat, etc.).

I'd highly recommend this Christian book to children (and adults) who are interested in dragons and/or dinosaurs.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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