Dragon Thursday

Last week I decided to have some fun with my logo, Albert Phineas Drache.  The awesome Catherine Dair created him and I decided it was time to get a little creative myself.  I love the saying “I’m a Book Dragon! Not  a worm”.  I have seen this all over the internet and thought to search it’s origin.  What I found was a lovely book titled A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner.  This most likely has absolutely nothing to do with the saying other than it is a book loving dragon.   I found the book used on Amazon and bought the hardback edition with dust jacket.  It is in great condition.  I received the book yesterday and have not had time to read it.  I am very excited.  The illustrations are beautiful.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATitle:  A Book Dragon
Author:  Donn Kushner
Publisher:  Henry Holt and Company
Publication date:  April 1988
Length:  197 pages
Genre:  Literature, Fiction, Teens
Design & Cover Illustrations by : Nancy Ruth Jackson
Summary:  Nonesuch, the last in a line of dragons, uses his unique ability to change in size to survive for six centuries, during which time he observes such different humans as a medieval monk, an eighteenth-century London chemist, and a modern American bookseller.

Color Illustration from back dust jacket. This illustration appears throughout the book in black and white.

Color Illustration from back dust jacket. This illustration appears throughout the book in black and white.

 

Back of dust jacket

Back of dust jacket

Inside of back of dust jacket

About the Author

I found this paper coaster from the Hotel George, London in between the pages of the book.

I found this paper coaster from the Hotel George, London in between the pages of the book.

Illustration from the book.

Illustration from the book.

Two Dragons - illustration from the book

Two Dragons – illustration from the book

 

I will post a couple of the designs I came up with soon.  Off to read about dragons.  😉

Melyna

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