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Greece! Rome! Monsters!

  • John Harris
    Illustrated by Calef Brown

    Everybody's heard of a centaur, but not everyone has seen a blue centaur dressed to head out to a disco! He's one of the updated mythological creatures who populate Greece! Rome! Monsters!

    This book presents the story of twenty creepy creatures from harpies to Medusa herself to the fire-breathing Chimaera in jazzy retellings and with eye-popping illustrations. Together, the words and pictures provide children (and grownups!) with close encounters of the mythological kind. Includes a bonus pronunciation guide and a pop quiz that will test to see if young readers have REALLY been paying attention.

    Ages five and up.

    John Harris is a former senior editor at Getty Publications. Southern California illustrator Calef Brown's children's books include Polkabats and Octopus Slacks and Dutch Sneakers and Flea Keepers. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, and other publications.

    "The book will bring joy to any child from nine to ninety."
    —Hellenic Journal

    "Written in easy-to-understand language with plenty of humor."

    "Engaging . . . especially recommended for beginning to intermediate readers."
    —Midwest Book Review

    "Accessible and entertaining."
    —School Library Journal

    "Tremendously fun."
    —Midwest Book Review

    "Weird and wonderful."
    —Independent on Sunday

    Use this book in the classroom!
    Free resources for educators

    48 pages
    7 1/4 x 10 inches
    24 color illustrations
    ISBN 978-0-89236-618-7

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum