You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump on board an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see... Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them. From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns to dinosaur bones creating rumors of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy tales, this is the only kids' guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.
Mythical beasts and the animal world are represented in many of the Getty’s collection of illuminated manuscripts and medieval bestiaries.
- Stephen Krensky - 160 pages - 8.4 Inches W x 10 Inches L - Hardcover - DK Children - Ages 7 - 9 - 2020 - Item #: 978-1465499752