The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures - (Mysteries, Magic and Myth) by DK & Stephen Krensky (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 7-9 Years
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends, Myths, Fables
Series Title: Mysteries, Magic and Myth
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: DK & Stephen Krensky
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2020
TCIN: 81164199
UPC: 9781465499752
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-9281
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them"--Publisher's description.

Book Synopsis

Meet your favourite monsters, fairies, heroes, and tricksters from all around the world!

Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully-illustrated Greek mythology book for children aged 5-9. 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. Then 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.

With magic and mystery in every page, your child can discover:

- Facts behind the myths
- Insights into cultures from around the world and their creation stories
- Stunning full-colour illustrations by Pham Quang Phuc

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 mythology book for children is the only kids' guide to magical creatures that explores the history behind the mythology in both an engaging and educational way. A must-have volume for children aged 5-9 with an interes in fantasy tale, Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures is filled with supernatural stories that brings the history of mythology and magical creatures to life, and explores the societies that birthed these legendary creatures found in narratives from Ancient Greek mythology, Australian and Native American folktales.

From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. This beautifully-illustrated fantasy book for kids is wonderful for children who like to delve into enchanting stories and magical creatures.

About the Author

Stephen Krensky has published more than 100 books of fiction and non fiction ncluding The Last Christmas Tree, illustrated by Pascal Campion and the Sydney Taylor Award winning, Hannukah at Valley Forge, illustrated by Greg Harlin. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife, Joan.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 8.4 inches width x 10.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2 pounds
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

"Give this the most stars you can" -kid

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
- 1 year ago
Brief and fascinating descriptions of more than a hundred mythical creatures.
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Cute monster book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
JJA - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My mythical creature & cryptid obsessed 5 year old loves this book. The illustrations are lovely & the descriptions are short, sweet, and to the point. The only thing that would make it absolutely perfect would be pronunciations for each creature's name.
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