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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness

Hal Johnson

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ISBN 10: 0761184619 / ISBN 13: 9780761184614
Published by Workman Publishing Company, 2015
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Title: Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 ...

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Just for kids, twenty bone-chilling tales about the most dangerous fantastical beasts in American folklore. Meet the Snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The Hodag, like a spiny-backed bull-horned rhinoceros. The Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and die.

Illustrated throughout, including eight drawings printed with glow-in-the-dark ink, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods is for every young reader who loves a good scare. The book was originally published in 1910 by William Thomas Cox and is now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes. The creatures are all scales and claws, razor-sharp teeth and stealth, camouflage and single-minded nastiness. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, they speak to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery. The tone is smart and quirky. The illustrations have a sinewy, retro field-guide look. Read them around a campfire, if you dare.
 

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Hal Johnson is the author of Immortal Lycanthropes, The Mad Tryst, and The Murder of Gonzago.

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