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NEW Book!


A Dragon in the Sky: the Story of a Green Darner Dragonfly

by Laurence Pringle

Orchard (2001)

Out of print

Available in Kindle edition


From School Library Journal, Ellen Heath
"This book is carefully researched and extraordinarily detailed in text and art. Readers follow one particular green darner, Anax, from his birth in a swamp in New York to mating and death in a Florida pond. Specific incidents in his life are augmented with more general information about dragonflies and damselflies. Sidebars give facts about other creatures that share his habitats. Information on raising dragonfly nymphs for study is appended, and several Web sites are suggested. In Marstall's watercolor-and-oil paintings, soft greens and browns predominate. This is an exemplary nature-study book-accurate, explicit, and satisfyingly complete."


  • Smithsonian Magazine, Notable Book for Children 2001

  • Junior Library Guild selection

  • John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers


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