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A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts (Hardcover)

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“After reading this book, you'll know what to call those groups of magical creatures you saw yesterday: a splash of mermaids, a grace of unicorns, or a faculty of centaurs. Jacqueline Ogburn includes a charming description of each creature, while Nicoletta Ceccoli's colorful, mixed media illustrations evoke an enchanted world for young readers.”
— Carol Moyer, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC


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 the Author

Ogburn grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. Her hobbies include renovating a seventy-year-old house where she lives with her husband Den Deahl and young daughters Claire and Emily.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780618862542
ISBN-10: 0618862544
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English