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Monsters & legends : cyclops, krakens, mermaids and other imaginary creatures that really existed!

Author: Davide Calì; Gabriella Giandelli
Publisher: London : Flying Eye Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : English : First English editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the origins of legendary creatures, including mermaids, gremlins, witches, werewolves, and vampires.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Davide Calì; Gabriella Giandelli
ISBN: 9781909263031 1909263036
OCLC Number: 825559861
Notes: Translation of: Monstres et légendes.
Description: 56 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: Were our ancestors mad? --
Animal games --
The unicorn's magical horn --
Cyclops! --
An easy mistake to make --
Half woman, half fish --
Beware of the kraken! --
Who's afraid of sea serpents? --
Dragon hunters! --
The Loch Ness monster --
Ogopogo and his brothers --
Gustave, Lake Tanganyika's monster --
Bigfoot --
Warning: stinky monster! --
The Cottingley fairies --
Roald Dahl's gremlins --
My name is Jenny Haniver --
Lying lumberjacks --
Beware of the full moon! --
Keep those teeth away from my neck --
Witch-hunt --
Zombies: the walking dead --
The mystery of the mokele-mbembe --
The coelacanth returns --
The chupacabra conundrum --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Monstres et légendes.
Monsters and legends
Responsibility: written Davide Cali ; illustrations by Gabriella Giandelli ; translated from the French by Judith Taboy ; and edited by Alex Spiro.

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