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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The Living End
detail of endpaper from DINOTHESAURUS copyright 2009 by Douglas Florian
Who says endpapers can't be fun? This intrepid girl is shaking hands with a pterodactyl, a prehistoric reptile with a wingspan of more than 30 feet (and you thought bats were scary!)Though not true dinosaurs (dinosaurs were terrestrial) pterodactyls were part of an airborne reptile group called pterosaurs(winged lizards), the poem of which I promise to reveal this Poetry Friday. The painting is based on a 19th century engraving, red-headed child not included.