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What are the intimate dreams of monsters? Few people know, for monsters are discreet beings, lurking in the shadows. This diary gives an exclusive insight into the life of a terrible beast: He evokes his life on the edge of the marsh, his gastronomic pleasures (stir-fried worms and mosquitoes!), and surprising details of his anatomy!
I am the monster of the lake,
terrifying and evil,
angry and frightful."
Sprinkled with references to classic fairy tales, the Dear Diary series offers privileged access to the secret aspirations of mythical and often not-so-nice characters. Short rhythmic texts reveal the private and very funny musings of an ogre, a monster, a witch and a fairy..
What should you do if you meet a unicorn or a phoenix? Where would you look if you want to see a griffin or a hippogriff? How do you defend yourself if a minotaur or harpy attacks you? These mythical beasts may not be real, but what if they were? This handy field guide gives you everything you need to understand these fantastic creatures of the imagination.
When Prince Thutmose visits the Pyramids of Giza, he discovers the head of the Sphinx sticking out of the sand. To his surprise, the Sphinx tells him he will do great things for Egypt. Will the Sphinx's words come true, or is Thutmose simply dreaming?
New edition of the award-winning collection, complete with Alan Clarke's witty, eye-catching illustrations First published in 2006 in hardback, this much sought after book was unavailable for several years and is now available in paperback The quirky story-telling of Eddie Lenihan and the charming illustrations by Alan Clarke complement each other perfectly Affordable gift will appeal to both domestic and tourist markets Irish Tales of Mystery and Magic is a collection of marvellous stories by seanchai Eddie Lenihan that will charm, entertain and amuse children of all ages. These tales of ancient Irish heroes and druids tell of strange and peculiar adventures at a time when creatures of the night walked the earth and magic was everywhere. Stunningly illustrated, these hair-raising stories capture some of that magic.
From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures comes this awe-inspiring journey of discovery. Travel around the world to scale the Eiffel Tower, trek the Great Wall of China, and raft through the Yosemite Valley. Showcasing the globe's most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this is the most wonderful Atlas adventure yet!
The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation
Elmo is too big for a crib! He’s ready to sleep in a big kid’s bed! It may take a little while, but with his favorite snuggly blanket and his teddy bear David by his side, soon Elmo feels comfortable in his new bed.
Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery--a tour of the human body's amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses, and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famous, draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid color. Each chapter also features a section on how young readers can work at improving their own skills (and a section on how not to get hurt in the process), plus bite-sized related fast facts and sidebars. Easy-to-follow explanations of anatomy, physics, and other sciences are enhanced by Cornelia Li's energetic and engaging artwork, and photos throughout further help to illustrate the awesome displays of the human body at work.
In the tradition of truly fantastic storytelling, Verdigris Deep is a darkly witty, utterly creepy and clever novel by Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree. Verdigris n. a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely . . . One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar marks burn on Ryan's knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the children must serve her - and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well. 'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.
Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, the Tooth Fairy tells her story.
Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, Count Dracula tells his story.
Stories about the walking dead searching for a meal of warm flesh have been around for thousands of years. Take readers on a trip through time to learn about ancient and medieval lore about zombies. Then explore how zombie stories have changed over time until these creatures became some of the most popular monsters seen in today's popular culture.
What kind of food do harpies like to eat? How fast can a Pegasus fly? Where do minotaurs and gorgons usually live? Want to learn all about these fantastic creatures and how they live? Look no further! With this easy-to-use and interactive ebook guide, fantasy fans will become experts on mythical fantasy beasts in no time!
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