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|Fantastical Creatures and Magical Beasts|
Author: Knudsen, Shannon
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Published: August 2009
Retail: $27.93 OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: People throughout time have told tales of monsters and magical beasts. Some are fearsome like the many-headed Hydra or the deadly basilisk. Others, like the dazzling unicorn or the dragons of ancient China, carry enchanting powers. Learn more about these and other fantastical creatures that have captivated us since ancient times.
|Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Middle School, Fantasy, Animals|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.|
|Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring)
These accessible but uneven texts give overviews of how elements of fantasy developed while discussing their roles in history and the modern world. Though perhaps too focused on the West, the books do include some creatures and conjurers from around the globe. Illustration reproductions include early representations of magical creatures and contemporary cartoonish ones. Reading list. Bib., ind. [Review covers these Fantasy Chronicles titles: cf2]Wizards and Witches, Fairies and Elves, and Fantastical Creatures and Magical Beasts.] Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
|Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 January)
Gr 5–8—These books give inquisitive readers facts about different elements of fantasy traditions throughout the world. Accompanied by a few pictures, but mostly focused on text, the explanations and history behind well-known fantastical creatures such as witches, fairies, and monsters will provide satisfaction for readers who want to know more about these familiar characters from myth, fantasy, and folk and fairy tales. Brief and concise, the information only skims the surface of what's been written about these creatures, but extensive bibliographies and further reading provide curious readers with directions for where to go for more.—Sarah O'Holla, Village Community School, New York City[Page 122]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.