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A journey round the world to discover wonderful creatures of myth and legend
An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales
Monsters, gods, tricksters and shapeshifters, you’ll find them all in this encyclopedia of myths. The descriptions, in words and full colour illustrations over double page spreads, are awe-inspiring and no wonder, mythical creatures have been stalking the imaginations of man for thousands of years. From the Americas, we meet the feathered Quetzalcoatl, the god of light, who protects humans from danger, and also the monstrous Mapinguari, who roams through the undergrowth of the Amazon. From the other side of the world, Shenlong, the Spirit Dragon, controls the wind and clouds, majestic and benign. The entries are interspersed with the old stories, which explain our world or show us the best ways to behave. It’s a wonderful way of bringing the world together and the tales told are as fascinating today as they have ever been. Handsomely illustrated this is an eye-opening, inspiring reference book.
From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider, to Michabo, the magical hare who rebuilt the world and Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome racoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world.
Lovingly created by the illustration duo behind popular flipbook Myth Match, Good Wives and Warriors, this book contains pages upon pages of cultural folklore from around the world.
Let these weird and wonderful creatures spark your child's imagination for their own storytelling and drawing while teaching them about international cultures.
|Publication date:||14th September 2020|
|Author:||Good Wives and Warriors|
|Illustrator:||Good Wives and Warriors|
|Publisher:||Laurence King Publishing|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Mysterys / Mythology, Reference Books, Traditional Tales|
Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell have been working collaboratively as Good Wives and Warriors since 2007, soon after graduating from the Painting Department at The Glasgow School of Art. They have exhibited around the world, including shows in Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, San Francisco and São Paulo and have been featured in a number of publications and books including ICON and Wired.More About Good Wives and Warriors