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Atlas of monsters and ghosts / text by Federica Magrin ; illustrations by Laura Brenlla.

By: Magrin, Federica, 1978- [author.].
Contributor(s): Brenlla, Laura [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely Planet kids: Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 97 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 36 cm.ISBN: 9781788683463 (hardback).Uniform titles: Atlante dei mostri e dei fantasmi più spaventosi. English Subject(s): Monsters -- Juvenile literature | Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile literature | Animals -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Haunted places -- Juvenile literature | Legends -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 001.9440223 Summary: If you believe that all you need to fight an evil bloodthirsty fiend is garlic or holy water, think again. What you need is to keep a cool head and reach for your copy of Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts! Have you heard of the headless man roaming Edinburgh Castle? Or the mysterious girl who asks for a ride to the cemetery and then disappears into the night? What about orcs, trolls, gremlins, krakens, bunyips and the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who? Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a trip around the globe to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, and more. Learn the defining characteristics of each beast, where it can be found and - most importantly - how to defeat it. Organised by continent for easy monster-tracking, Lonely Planet Kids' Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts gives you the lowdown on the world's most famous ghosts and mythological creatures, each brought to life by Laura Brenlla's beautiful illustrations.
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Non-fiction J 001.944 MAGR Issued 09/12/2019 IA2053460
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If you believe that all you need to fight an evil bloodthirsty fiend is garlic or holy water, think again. What you need is to keep a cool head and reach for your copy of Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts! Have you heard of the headless man roaming Edinburgh Castle? Or the mysterious girl who asks for a ride to the cemetery and then disappears into the night? What about orcs, trolls, gremlins, krakens, bunyips and the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who? Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a trip around the globe to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, and more. Learn the defining characteristics of each beast, where it can be found and - most importantly - how to defeat it. Organised by continent for easy monster-tracking, Lonely Planet Kids' Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts gives you the lowdown on the world's most famous ghosts and mythological creatures, each brought to life by Laura Brenlla's beautiful illustrations.

For Ages: 9+ years old.

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Publishers Weekly Review

This oversize volume offers an international tour of mythical and supernatural creatures, organized by world region. Magrin introduces ghosts and mythological creatures of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America, with maps featuring spot-art images of the individual entities placed in their region of origin. (Monsters from Japan and Greek mythology each receive their own listing, as do water monsters and ghosts of famous folks.) The subjects range from the more generically menacing Boogeyman and La Llorona to spirits and creatures tied to particular locations or events. In Namibia, the ghosts of Kolmanskop occupy a town "left to the sands of the desert," while the toys left behind on Mexico's Island of the Dolls belong to a girl's ghost. Brenlla's plucky cartoon renderings give the creatures the feel of caricatures, mitigating the volume's scare impact. Readers will enjoy spotting familiar monsters and ghosts while learning that things go bump in the night all around the globe. Ages 9--12. (July)

Booklist Review

Daring adventurers will want to study this atlas of horrors, helpfully compiled by Van Helsing himself, before their next thrill-seeking excursion. Its large, color-saturated pages boast a panoply of ghosts and monsters from around the world, roughly divided by continent, with additional sections focused on the Middle East, Japan, Greek mythology, water monsters, and specters of the famous. Employing playfully stylized digital illustrations, the book features monsters that are more caricature than nightmare fuel, and this quality is likewise reflected in the text's cheeky tone. Despite being more frosting than substance, kids will be drawn to this atlas like chupacabras to a goats' pen. Each featured region is prefaced with a two-page map, upon which its fearsome inhabitants are loosely positioned. Their profiles then follow, with some creatures receiving a few sentences and others boasting full- or double-page spreads. Van Helsing has tailored his guide to monster hunters, so many creatures are accompanied by tips for their defeat. While Europe's section skews decidedly Western, more variety exists elsewhere, and kids will enjoy discovering it.--Julia Smith Copyright 2010 Booklist

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