Welcome to Dragon’s Eye View 2018 A to Z Challenge!  K is for Komodo dragons!  (Scroll down if you just want the free cursive printable.)

While Komodo dragons bear the name dragon, they are Varanus komodoensis, i.e. in the monitor lizard family. No fire, no flight, no magic — but like true dragons, plenty of myths!

Check out these two informative National Geographic Komodo dragon articles to find the answers to these myth questions:

Why did the Dragon Princess tell her son not to slay the dragon?
Jennifer S. Holland explains the Indonesian folk story in an excellent article about the current life of Komodo dragons and islanders.

How do Komodo dragons really kill their prey?
British science writer Ed Yong counters the standard bacteria theory in this fascinating article.

Bonus question:  Which dragon tribe in Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire series (highly recommended reading for the tween & teen dragon-lover) has been associated with Komodo dragons? Is it a legitimate association after reading the above two articles?

Like Komodo dragons, cursive is an endangered species!  Practice your cursive letter k today and preserve beautiful handwriting for the future!

Dragon-themed lowercase Cursive Printables a-z, free PDF downloads!To download your Cursive Wyrm ABC letter k free printable with the five dragon words:

kite, keep, king, knight, and kingdom

click >> HERE <<

 Want every letter? Just click to view all the A to Z Challenge posts and scroll down!

L is for Legends - cursive l - #atozchallenge
J is for Jade - cursive j - #atozchallenge

4 Comments

Melanie Crouse · April 12, 2018 at 8:06 am

This is awesome! What a great resource. Thanks for putting it together! Melanie’s Stories

Carol · April 12, 2018 at 7:32 pm

I love all the things I learning with this Cursive Challenge.

Tarkabarka · April 13, 2018 at 2:21 am

Komodo dragons fascinate me! I have seen some in zoos, they are very impressive.
Heads up: Your link about the Dragon Princess points to the National Geographic home page…

The Multicolored Diary: Weird Things in Hungarian Folktales

    Dragon's Eye View · April 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Thanks for the heads up about the link — I think I fixed it in the page: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2014/01/komodo-dragons/
    NG’s own search bar brought up the homepage only when I searched by the author and Komodo…sounds like a Hungarian myth in the making! Your stories are amazing — and so is your storytelling!

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