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Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts

Drake, Dr. Ernest, Edited by Dugald A. Steer

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ISBN 10: 0763639400 / ISBN 13: 9780763639402
Published by Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2008
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First U.S. edition 2008, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by editor Steer on the title page: "Dugald Steer." The "To a Few Intrepid Souls" envelope on the inside front board is torn open, but the other features in the book are intact. Book is unmarked; slight spine slant; corners sharp; a quarter-inch tear to top back head of spine; no dust jacket (as issued); a "Signed Copy" sticker to front board. Mylar protected. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005555

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Title: Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous...

Publisher: Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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A second major volume by the esteemed Dr. Drake — a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns.

Do krakens really lurk below the ocean waves? Do griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the ground-breaking DRAGONOLOGY, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures. Included are:

* a removable letter from Dr. Drake
* multiple foldouts, flaps, and pull-outs
* textured "samples," including sea serpent skin and a feather from a winged horse
* sundry booklets — including riddles to tell a sphinx
* a cabinet of curiosities containing yeti fur, a hippogriff feather, and more

For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3–6—A big, colorful entry in the series that introduced readers to Dragonology (2003), Pirateology (2006), and Wizardology (2005, all Candlewick), this latest mock-nonfiction title explores such legendary beasts as kelpies, griffins, bunyips, and krakens. The smattering of "facts" revealed about these storied creatures, while based on Greek myths and the legends of other cultures, are generously fictionalized. The attractive illustrations, both color and monochrome, are done by several hands in 19th-century styles and provide a lot of detail for readers to get lost in. Although the book is not exactly circulation-friendly—it includes several faux documents that can be removed from the book-it should be a big hit among fantasy fans as a browsing item.—Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX
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