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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Review - The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

Summary: A book full of lyrical poetry about dragons, with art.

My Thoughts: I saw this book at the PA Renaissance Faire on Sunday and picked it up because I love dragons. I collect dragon statues, have honestly not read many dragon stories, but I was pleasantly surprised with this book full of rhyming poetry. The woman at the Faire’s “Scriptorium” (book store) said her favorite poem was called Nasty Little DragonSong, and that is definitely up there with some of my favorites too. It is hard to choose but I think my favorite is this one.

Once They All Believed In Dragons

Once they all believed in dragons

When the world was fresh and young,

We were woven into legends,

Tales were told and songs were sung,

We were treated with obeisance,

We were honored, we were feared,

Then one day they stopped believing –

On that day, we disappeared.

Now they say our time is over,

Now they say we’ve lived our last,

Now we’re treated with derision

Where we once ruled unsurpassed.

We must make them all remember

In some way we must reveal

That our spirit lives forever -

We are Dragons! We are real!

About the Author: Jack Prelutsky has written many poetry books for children. He lives in Seattle with his wife.

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