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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525652078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525652076
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,691,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 6-9?This is virtually the only comprehensive work on werewolves for general readers written in the last 20 years. Like Nancy Garden's Werewolves (Lippincott, 1973; o.p.), it recounts legends and stories from America, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Germany, Canada, and particularly France. Cohen, however, often goes into more detail than Garden. Her book, which is illustrated, also relates werebeast tales from Africa, China, Japan, and India, and provides a detailed index. Both titles suggest the rare disease of porphyria, which deforms sufferers and makes them extraordinarily sensitive to light; hypertrichosis (excessive hairiness); and hallucinogens frequently used in ointments as possible causes for belief in werewolves. Cohen also mentions hallucinations caused by a common grain fungus, ergot, as a plausible contributor to werewolf hysteria. While his volume lacks an index and illustrations, it does include an extensive bibliography; a critical guide to "ten great werewolf films"; and information about an active Internet newsgroup, giving his work the edge in current relevance.?Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY
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Gr. 5^-9. Display this book cover-forward and watch your circulation soar. Cohen's history of lycanthropy guides middle readers on a global tour of good and evil from sixteenth-century France to the present-day Internet. Quoting many long-standing werewolf sources, such as Baring-Gould's The Book of Werewolves and William Seabrook's Witchcraft, Cohen combines good history with fascinating storytelling as he traces the beliefs in werewolves and the reasoning behind their origins and continued presence. Although readers searching only for the scary story may come away frustrated and disappointed, others--prepared for the historical perspective--will finish the book chilled and enlightened. Fair warning: the longer-than-usual bibliography of werewolf sources will foster requests for further information, and the cinematography of 10 great vampire movies will trigger AV requests, Frances Bradburn

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 1998
Format: Hardcover
It has many subjects on werewolves, such as people who thought they were werewolves and went to trial, to werewolves of the internet. A very good book for anyone (such as myself) interested in werewolves
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John A. Kuczma on September 2, 2000
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Daniel Cohen's "Werewolves" is really a childrens book in adult clothing. It is written in a straightforward, easy to read manner that is appropriate for younger readers.
Mr Cohen makes no attempt to impress the reader with scholarly musings or voluminous research, instead using a number of interesting anecdotes, historical conjectures and mythological references to weave an interesting albeit shallow examination of the werewolf phenomenon through the ages.
Werewolves makes an excellent first excursion into the world of the lycanthrope and the paranormal. For those new to the subject matter, it is excellent. For anyone looking for a deeper examination of the subject matter, the book will be disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1998
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The novel is very enriched in information. I love this book. It was written by a great writer, with a great imagination. I hope that one day I will be able to write a book as good as Daniel Cohen.
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