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10 books about mythical creatures
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The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures by DK
This book was published last year by DK Children and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9. You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see... Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them. From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy tales,, this is the only kids' guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.
The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings (Volume 14) (Mind Body Spirit Bibles) by Brenda Rosen
Category: Mythology & Folklore
This book was published 12 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.
The Compendium of Magical Beasts: An Anatomical Study of Cryptozoology's Most Elusive Beings by Dr. Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater
Category: Magical Realism
This book was published 3 years ago by Running Press Adult and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
From controversial cryptozoologist and explorer Dr. Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater, The Compendium of Magical Beasts is a definitive field guide that explores the history, biology, and anatomy of mythological creatures. Approaching the fantastic with a scientific eye, Dr. Wigberht-Blackwater explains the history, habits, and biology of each creature's existence with equal attention to detail. Her research is accompanied by stunning scientific illustrations of each specimen's anatomy, providing a comprehensive view of creatures most often dismissed as pure fantasy. Combining biological fact with folklore, cultural studies, and history, this volume is crucial to science both fringe and mainstream. Locked in a dusty attic for almost a century, Dr. Wigberht-Blackwater's trailblazing work was recently discovered by writer Melissa Brinks, who spent months transcribing the journals she found. Brinks joined forces with artist Lily Seika Jones to digitize the doctor's amazingly detailed anatomical diagrams in order to share these revolutionary findings with the world for the first time. The Bestiary: Mermaid, Unicorn, Wild Man, Gnome, Werewolf, Troll, Fairy, Jackalope, Winged Horse, Centaur, Minotaur, Vampire, Dragon, Sea Monsters/Loch Ness/Kraken, Goblin, Sphinx, Phoenix, Harpy, Cyclops, Banshee, Incubus/Succubus, Nymph, Ghoul, Selkie, Kelpie
The Atlas of Monsters: Mythical Creatures from Around the World by Sandra Lawrence
Category: Interactive Adventures
This book was published 2 years ago by Running Press Kids and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
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Monsters and Mythical Creatures from around the World by Heather Frigiola
Category: Folklore & Mythology
This book was published 2 years ago by Red Feather and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Mythical creatures are cultural artifacts--creations of the human imagination from all around the world. From terrifying monsters to sacred mystical beasts, weird-looking humanoids, magical birds, and many other fantastic beings, the mythological creatures in this book are sure to enchant and amaze! Discover myths and legends spanning from ancient times to modern day from every corner of the globe. Learn the cultural origins of 240 different mythical creatures, captured in ten chapters and 100 colorful illustrations. You will find terrifying bogey monsters as well as benevolent guardians. Meet creatures that symbolize obstacles to overcome, ones that explain the occurrence of disease, some that ward away evil, and others that were created simply for amusement. Explore mythology from the Middle East, Africa, India, Japan, Mexico, Europe, Polynesia, and beyond. This guide is a ticket to travel the world and discover its strangest magical beasts from the safety of your own home
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth
This book was published 8 years ago by Quirk Books and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
A famous doctor in 1870s Philadelphia traces his story from his youth as the son of a grave robber through his mysterious disappearance at the end of his life, marked by his investigation into an unconventional hypothesis about mythological beasts being the evolutionary ancestors of the human race.
A Field Guide to Griffins, Unicorns, and Other Mythical Beasts (Fantasy Field Guides) by A. J. Sautter
This book was published 7 years ago by Capstone Press and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
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The Secret History of Mermaids by Ari Berk
This book was published 12 years ago by Candlewick and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Describes the history of mermaids and other sea creatures in folklore and mythology, discussing their anatomy, magic, language, and encounters with humans.
Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places by Annette Giesecke
This book was published last year by Black Dog & Leventhal and takes approximately 12.5 hours to read.
"An essential companion to the 75th-anniversary illustrated edition of Edith Hamilton's Mythology, this A-to-Z guide offers hundreds of rich and fascinating definitions of every major and minor character, creature, and place of classical mythology"--
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