fantasy, reference

An Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures


Author: Anita Ganeri
Illustrator: David West
Publisher: Hammond World Atlas
Genre: Mythology
ISBN: 978-0843-716696
Pages: 48
Price: $15.99

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Stories of mythical creatures have been handed down from generation to generation, since the beginning of time. But where did these legends originate, and who are these fantastic beings? The Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures provides a wonderful journey through the past, stimulating the imagination.

This beautifully illustrated reference work is broken up into categories of dragons, flying creatures, chimera, half-human and half-beast, giants, shape-shifters, demons, and others. Within each category, the various mythologies, religious beliefs, and legends are shared with the reader, accompanied by pictures of what these creatures might have looked like.

If you are fascinated with these unusual and unique beings, you’ll find the Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures a comprehensive and interesting resource. I highly recommend it for children and adults.

Reviewer: Alice Berger