The Dragons are Singing Tonight

The Dragons are Singing Tonight

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By (author) Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Peter Sis

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  • Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW
  • Format: Paperback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 297mm x 10mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 21 October 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0688161626
  • ISBN 13: 9780688161620
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 119,997

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An "excellent collection....Prelutsky and SÍ s...bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There's a just right' quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud. Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards listeners with humor, imagination, and occasional poignancy....Because it appeals on so many levels, this is one poetry book that won't siton the shelf for long."-Booklist.

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"This book is irresistible." -- "The Horn Book""A must for dragon fanciers." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "It's tempting to quote nearly all the 17 poems." -- ALA "Booklist""Dragons are verbally and visually portrayed with wonder, whimsy, and a touch of wistfulness." -- "School Library Journal""Prelutsky and Sis outdo themselves....An enchanted pairing." -- "Publishers Weekly"

Editorial reviews

Eighteen deftly fashioned verses in the trademark Prelutsky style, with catchy rhythms, clever rhymes, and witty wordplay and conceits ("If you don't believe in dragons,/It is curiously true/That the dragons you disparage/Choose to not believe in you"). For each, Sis provides a large, gloriously imaginative spread featuring innovative variations on traditional dragons, in wonderfully fantastical or entertainingly ordinary settings ("I have a secret dragon/Who is living in the tub..."). A must for dragon fanciers and for all those who enjoy light verse. (Kirkus Reviews)