Discovery of Dragons by Graeme Base

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The book follows the adventures of three explorers, a 6th-century Viking, the daughter of a 13th-century Chinese silk-trader, and a Prussion cartologist of the 19th century. They all turn out to be discoverers of dragons, both legendary and modern lizards.

About Graeme Base

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Graeme Base is the internationally acclaimed author of Animalia, The Eleventh Hour, The Sign of the Seahorse, and The Worst Band in the Universe.
Published January 1, 1996 by Penguin. 32 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Embellishing colorplates that appeared in a 1990 calendar, and with his tongue resolutely in cheek, Base (The Sign of the Seahorse, 1992, etc.) narrates a mock-scientific treatise on serpentology in the voice of Victorian scientist Rowland W. Greasebeam, B.Sc., F.R.Aud., who claims to have locate...

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Expanding on a dozen illustrations from his calendar Dragons Draaks & Beasties, Base fabricates a trio of correspondents--a Viking, a Chinese silk trader and a Prussian explorer--whose letters chronicle their discoveries of dragons in various continents.

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Common Sense Media

The entire book, including flap copy, dedication, and Publisher's Notes, is one big goof, and will reward the time spent investigating every corner of this delightful volume.

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