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The Magnificent Book of Monsters

The Magnificent Book of Monsters

Current price: $19.99
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Weldon Owen
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Ghastly beasts and terrible trolls!

— Five Books Reviewed in Five Words


Meet ghastly beasts, flesh-eating fiends, shapeshifting spirits, deadly demons, and terrible trolls.

From the man-eating Manticore and the dastardly demon Beelzebub to the corpse-munching Aztec goddess Coatlicue and the southern African tokoloshe, monsters from across the globe and many different cultures are brought to life in this large-format volume bursting with detailed full-color images and fascinating facts.

Learn why seeing the Morrígan means certain death, how to defeat a disembodied flying head, and which ancient Greek monster can turn you to stone with a single glance.

DOZENS OF MONSTERS: Learn about 36 demons, giants, shapeshifters, gods, goddesses, and human hybrids.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Vibrant, detailed images bring these creatures of myth, folklore, and legend to life.

FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of fascinating facts in an easy-to-read format that will enthral mythology lovers of all ages.

CLASSROOM TO COFFEE TABLE: This beautiful volume is equally at home on a school bookshelf to support student learning as in a living room to be enjoyed by the whole family.

COLLECT THE SERIES: More fascinating compendiums for all ages include The Magnificent Book of Dragons, The Magnificent Book of Cats, The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals, The Magnificent Book of Sharks, and more!

About the Author

Diana Ferguson is a writer and editor who has worked for many years in illustrated non-fiction for both adults and children. She has written a number of books on different subjects but myth and folklore remain her passion.

Gonzalo Kenny has a fascination for science fiction, horror, and fantastic universes. His illustrations of fantasy art and conceptual design are published in board games, videogames, trading cards, and in the entertainment and film industry.