- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (April 17, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805079025
- ISBN-13: 978-0805079029
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,310,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction? Hardcover – March 29, 2007
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Is there truth in the reports of strange animals unknown to science? Miller opens and closes this book on legendary creatures with the 2002 discovery of the giant squid, which may have inspired reports of sea serpents for thousands of years. Each chapter discusses one rumored beast, among them Bigfoot, the Big Bird of Texas, hoop snakes, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the sea maiden of Biloxi, the sea serpent of Gloucester, and the Cadborosaurus (the last two are, respectively, British Columbian and Maine water beasts). The emphasis is on North American creatures, but others are mentioned as well. Handsomely designed, the book features full-page and smaller chapter-head paintings that depict the creatures as kindly rather than terrifying, echoing the even, nonsensational tone of the text. Carolyn Phelan
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Why Mole Shouted and Other Stories, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier:
“The cartoon illustrations have a dreamy, almost surreal quality. The earth-tone palette echoes the characters’ underground world.” —SLJ
“The warm and immediate scenarios are perfect for the lap-sit crowd, who will also like Ruzzier’s small, softly shaded line-and-watercolor pictures.” —Booklist
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Top Customer Reviews
-Chance Lewis with ABC carpet cleaning.
Many more questions without answers allow the reader to choose the story they think best fits the monsters brought to life in interesting chapters with colorful illustrations. Learn about the legend of Mothman and Hoop Snakes by discovering facts about where they live and who sees them.
Have a good time with a good book and let your imagination grow.