| "A vibrant primer on mythical beasts." |
Dragons and giants and trolls, oh my! Storybook legends tell of a whole menagerie of imaginary creatures. Who better to playfully explore these beasts than those impresarios of imagination, Meg and Lucy Clibbon -- authors of the fast-selling "Imagine This!" series?
This creative team presents a fun-filled guide to more than 20 mythical beings. Prepare to meet creatures great (bad-tempered giants are best avoided) and small (dwarves are small in stature but big on brains). You'll also encounter old favorites -- from the mysterious Sphinx to the elusive Loch Ness Monster -- and new surprises, like the Australian Bunyip. Other featured creatures include: Unicorns Centaurs Trolls Werewolves Mermaids Fairies The phoenix
Playful profiles for each offer a description spiced with the wit of "Man Eating" Meg (she actually prefers fresh fruit). Meanwhile, "Loch Ness" Lucy lusciously illustrates the beasts and the panoramic landscapes they occupy. Complete with tips on where to learn more, Magical Creatures is a dream come true for youngsters craving a storybook safari.
From the Publisher:
This vibrantly illustrated volume, filled with fun facts, delves into the realms of such fantastical creatures of mythology as the Sphinx, the Unicorn, Dragons, Werewolves, Mermaids, Trolls, and Krakens. Simultaneous.