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The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

Stephen Krensky



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Dorling Kindersley
29 September 2020
This wonderful book delves deeper into the facts behind enchanting fictional creatures from all around the world!

Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids.

Meet an incredible cast of fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Thunderbird flying over 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 on board an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see...

From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia. This is the only kids' guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.
By:   Stephen Krensky
Imprint:   Dorling Kindersley
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 262mm,  Width: 222mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   903g
ISBN:   9780241423950
ISBN 10:   0241423953
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   29 September 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author Stephen Krensky has published more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children, including American, African, and Japanese tales, stories about goblins, elves, dragons, and witches, and nonfiction books about vampires, werewolves and ghosts, while discussing the history behind how these creatures have come to be known. Illustrator- Pham Quang Phuc has a degree in graphic design and has several years of experience as an illustrator. He works for Kim Dong Publishing House - the oldest publishing house for children in Vietnam as an art editor and designer. With his childhood dream of writing for children, he hopes young readers will gain interests and dreams from his stories.

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