Many cultures have myths about dragons. From the Greek Chimera to the fire-breathing creature of medieval Europe, dragons have taken many forms throughout history. Readers learn all about these myths and legends and explore the significance to the cultures they come from. Fascinating fact boxes explore how the dragon myth came about, including the animals that likely influences their famous features. Full-color photographs and illustrations enhance the main text, introducing the colorful Chinese dragons and the fearsome creatures in fantasy literature.