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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods : 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness (Hardcover) (Hal Johnson)

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Just for kids, twenty bone-chilling tales about the most dangerous fantastical beasts in American folklore. Meet the Snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The Hodag, like a spiny-backed bull-horned rhinoceros. The Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and die.Illustrated throughout, including eight drawings printed with glow-in-the-dark ink,Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods is for every young reader who loves a good scare. The book was originally published in 1910 by William Thomas Cox and is now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson, author ofImmortal Lycanthropes. The creatures are all scales and claws, razor-sharp teeth and stealth, camouflage and single-minded nastiness. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, they speak to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery. The tone is smart and quirky. The illustrations have a sinewy, retro field-guide look. Read them around a campfire, if you dare. 

Meet the fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods! The Hodag, like a spinybacked bull-horned rhinoceros packing 3,000 pounds of carnivorous fury. The Snoligoster, the reptilian beast that feeds on the shadows of its victims. And deadlier than a rattler, copperhead, or cottonmouth combined, the Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause the victim to turn purple, swell up, and die.

For every kid who loves a good scare, here are 20 spooky, macabre, and yet whimsical tales about the most fantastical beasts in American folklore. Originally published in 1910 by William T. Cox and now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson, author ofImmortal Lycanthropes, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods is pure fun. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, it speaks to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery. The tone is archly smart and quirky?think Edward Gorey meets Lemony Snicket. And the illustrations have a sinewy, retro fieldguide look?some printed with the addition of glow-in-the-dark ink. This is especially good when reading the stories with a flashlight in a sleeping bag?turn out the light, and see the creatures come to life.

Number of Pages: 167
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Hal Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 23939278
UPC: 9780761184614
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-9012
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