Exploring Fantasy

Exploring Fantasy

Creature Fantasy

The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythical Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures

cover photo: The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythical Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures by Michael Dobrzycki 743.87 qD63a

Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing familiar and obscure creatures and includes coverage of such techniques as shading and creating textures for scales, feathers, and hair.

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cover photo: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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Troll Fell

cover photo: Troll Fell by Katherine Langrish

Forced to live with his evil identical-twin uncles after his father's death, twelve-year-old Peer tries to find a way to stop their plan to sell the neighbor's children to the trolls.

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cover photo: Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

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Into the Wild

cover photo: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.

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Watership Down

cover photo: Watership Down by Richard Adams

Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

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The Hobbit

cover photo: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, becomes a thief for a band of dwarves and soon finds himself in the midst of a war with the evil goblins and wargs, and forced to make a decision between the call of duty and the pull of the simple life.

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cover photo: Impossible by Nancy Werlin

When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes to break the curse she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born in order to save them both.

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cover photo: Foundling by D. M. Cornish

Having grown up in a home for foundlings and possessing a girl's name, Rossamünd sets out to report to his new job as a lamplighter and has several adventures along the way as he meets people and monsters who are more complicated that he previously thought.

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The Sight

cover photo: The Sight by David Clement-Davies

In Transylvania during the Middle Ages, a pack of wolves sets out on a perilous journey to prevent their enemy from calling upon a legendary evil one that will give her the power to control all animals.

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Wolf Brother

cover photo: Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

6,000 years in the past, twelve-year-old Tarak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

cover photo: Eon:  Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.

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