The author and illustrator of Animalia and The Eleventh Hour, Graeme Base here revisits his 1996 success The Discovery of Dragons with an "eleventh-anniversary edition" that includes a new chapter on recently discovered dragons of the Americas. "All my life I have been pursued by dragons," Base tells readers 8 and up. "These fearsome beasts have been a constant source of inspiration and aggravation ever since I was a kid in school." Source materials from the purported discoverers of the various dragon species are accompanied by Base's gorgeous and finely detailed color portraits of each beast, as well as winking commentary and a pictorial journal worked into the bottom border of each page.
"Illustrations showcase the kind of intricate detail for which Base is so well known.... There's much to enjoy here, and much to propel readers to seek out every last drop."—Publishers Weekly