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The book of mythical beasts & magical creatures / written by Stephen Krensky ; illustrated by Pham Quang Phuc.

Krensky, Stephen, (author.). Phuc, Pham Quang, (illustrator.).


"Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9. You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see... Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them. From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small."--Publisher description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465499752
  • ISBN: 146549975X
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Target Audience Note:
7-9 years
Subject: Animals, Mythical > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Folklore > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Informational works.

Available copies

  • 21 of 24 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Carnegie.


  • 0 current holds with 24 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albany Carnegie Public Library S1 J 398.2 KRE (Text) 35615010063661 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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