A Dignity of Dragons by Jacqueline Ogburn

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Synopsis

To catch a glimpse of one unicorn is lucky;
to see a grace of unicorns is to witness a marvel.
In this book, you will also find . . .

a riddle of sphinx,
a splash of mermaids,
a dignity of dragons,
and more.

With inventive groupings, luminous artwork, and a fact-filled glossary, A Dignity of Dragons makes for a bestiary to treasure. For within its pages, you’ll learn about all the creatures you may be lucky enough to see, if you know where to look.

 

About Jacqueline Ogburn

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Jacqueline K. Ogburn worked as an editor at New York publishing houses for a decade before moving to a new home in North Carolina, raising her children, and beginning a second career as a children's book author. Nicoletta lives and works in San Marino, Italy. Awarded with the Andersen prize, "baia delle favole" as best Italian illustrator of the year in 2001, Nicoletta has also received the silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.
 
Published May 3, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Every figure is pretty, but the illustrator staves off preciosity by injecting plenty of drama into her compositions—like a scary “riddle of sphinx” gazing down clinically on a small pilgrim or a ship of ancient design being attacked simultaneously by a “vengeance of harpies,” a “tangle of gorgon...

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Ogburn's inventive collective nouns for fantasy creatures are brought to life in Ceccoli's dreamlike mixed-media illustrations.

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Kepler's

A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts is a spritely book that is perfect for any young logophile or fantasy lover.

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