Links

Dragons in Children's Literature

Tina L. Hanlon, Ph. D.
Ferrum College
thanlon@ferrum.edu

Dragon Web Sites

Mythic Creations: Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids. Exhibit at Field Museum of Chicago, 2008.
Web site includes educational resources and picture gallery.
Dragon Stories: An Annotated List
in Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children's Literature by Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Dragonorama web site includes list of dragon names

Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real. Animal Planet television film. Web site includes video clips, historical background, activities, transcript of a live chat with scholar Peter John Hogarth, and bibliography.

Books about Dragons: An Annotated Bibliography by Edward T. Sullivan, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
An extensive list of children's books, last updated in 1995 (not categorized by type or reading level).
 Sullivan's pages (http://web.utk.edu/~etsulliv/medieval.html ) also contain bibliographies on medieval life, castles, Arthur, and Robin Hood, with links to other medieval resources. (These pages no longer at UTK 7/05).

Here Be Dragons!  
Books on Dragons Page contains an annotated booklist and numerous links to dragon stories and poems, and other dragon sites. The web site also contains downloadable art and other information on dragons.
Personal pages by Dracophile Jennifer Walker
Books for Kids. In Dragons in Art and Literature. Tim Spalding, 2000-2005.
Children's Picture Book Database, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. In  Literature, Language and Communication keyword category, books on Dragons are listed in the Characters section, and under D in the alphabetic search.
Nancy Keane's Reading Lists and Booktalks-Quick and Simple:
Includes Dragon Reading List (with titles and authors only), Author Index,
Fantasy and Folktales Booktalks with descriptions and book covers
by Nancy Keane, a school librarian in Concord, NH

St George and the Dragon. St Andrew's Church, Nether Wallop. Hampshire County Council. Focus on development of Christianity in England and painting in this church.

Lady Tiffany's Castle
A personal web site by Tiffany Hrach
The Library lists fantasy books with ratings by Hrach and cover illustrations.
The Dragon's Library contains dragon poems by Hrach.
About the Lady of the Dragons contains more poems and links to Hrach's original stories about dragons.
The Dragon's Tower gives descriptions of famous dragons, dragon types and related monsters, with illustrations.
Books on Dragons. The Elmhurst Public Library. Elmhurst, IL.
A tongue-in-cheek web site soliciting members to help save endangered species of dragons. Pages claim that dragons don't really like to eat people, that they have been slandered and abused by humans who associated them with evil since the writing of the Bible.

Lego Dragons

Revelation 12:3, Satan Thrown to Earth. Seven-headed dragon from The Brick Testament (Bible scenes created with Legos). See continuing pages as well.

Links on Individual Authors

Official Babette Cole Website by the author, with some brief reviews by readers but not many details on individual books.

The Official Bruce Coville Site by the author, includes pictures and information on musical adaptation of The Dragonslayers
Gannett, Ruth Stiles. Overview of life and work, 1978, excerpted from The Junior Authors and Illustrated Series, pub. by H. W. Wilson.
Jackie French Koller's Web Site and Zantor's Web Site, featuring the dragon from Koller's Dragonling series
The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey. The author's web site contains a reverse chronological bibliography with book covers and synopses; books by others about the author and her world; links to other sites approved by McCaffrey; photos; news; and a few gift items.

The World of Pern. Random House/Del Rey's web site on McCaffrey's Pern novels. Gives links to many other online resources on her fiction. Includes McCaffrey's 1996 essay Building a World: Notes on the Creation of Pern and Anne McCaffrey's Appearance on AOL's The Book Report—Transcript, 1997.

Anne McCaffrey: The Year of the Dragons." Crescent Blues, 1999, vol. 2, issue 1. Interview in an online magazine on popular literature, focusing mainly on film, computer game and CD productions based on her stories, McCaffrey's life, and her son's writing of a Pern novel.

Mural based on Harper Hall Trilogy by Robin Brenner. Young Adult Services. Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA. Details from a larger mural based on fantasy novels, two sections showing Menolly and her fire lizards.

Anne McCaffrey Teacher Resource File. Internet School Library Media Center, James Madison University. A page of links to a variety of resources on McCaffrey.

"Official" Web Site on Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley's own web site

Robin McKinley Teacher Resource File. Internet School Library Media Center, James Madison University. A page of links to a variety of resources on McKinley.

Rowling, J. K. Overview of life and work, excerpted from The Junior Authors and Illustrated Series, pub. by H. W. Wilson.
Teaching Guide:  The Care and Feeding of Dragons by Brenda Seabrooke, at www.childrenslit.com.
Rosemary Sutcliff Teacher Resource File. Internet School Library Media Center, James Madison University. A page of links to a variety of resources on Sutcliff.
Laurence Yep Teacher Resource File.  Internet School Library Media Center, James Madison University. A page of links to a variety of resources on Yep.

Learning about Laurence Yep. Compiled by Adrienne Gendell and Maggie Hanley with Kay E. Vandergrift, 1996. Bibliographies on every aspect of Yep's work to 1996, short bio, reviews of books, etc.

Yep, Laurence. Overview of life and work, excerpted from The Junior Authors and Illustrated Series, pub. by H. W. Wilson.

Jane Yolen's Web Site lists and categorizes all her books, with material for children, teachers, and writers on her life, work, and awards; also contains pages on individual books with illustrations and information on new and forthcoming books, and essay "Here Be Dragons."

Jane Yolen Teacher Resource Unit. Internet School Library Media Center, James Madison University. A page of links to a variety of resources on Yolen.

Yolen, Jane. Overview of life and work, excerpted from The Junior Authors and Illustrated Series, pub. by H. W. Wilson.

The Great Red Dragon Paintings of William Blake (illustrations for the Book of Revelation) in Art Cyclopedia (The Fine Art Search Engine).

 

Also in this Dragon Web Site: Picture Books
 Poems  Collections
 Novels  Background Resources
 Dragons in Harry Potter Books Dragons Home Page

This site created in 2001
This page's last update: 5/21/10
Links checked 6/18/02