Tales of the Cryptids
Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist
Everyone loves the stories of legendary creatures that just might really exist. This book relies on the latest information from cryptozoologists, experts who study these mysterious beings, and the counter-arguments are explored from experts who strongly believe they do not exist. Stories from eyewitnesses are recounted, as well. Included in the book are Bigfoot (Sasquatch), Loch Ness monster, Mokele Mbembe (Africa), Kongamato, Shunka Warak’in, Mapinguari (South America), giant squids, mermaids, coelocanthes, and more. An extensive “For Further Investigation” section, offering readers more places to find information, will conclude the book.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||72|
|Reading Counts! Level||9.5|
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Jeff Meldrum, Associate Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology, Idaho State University
“Tales of the Cryptids is a delightful book that is both informative and entertaining for young and old alike. For months it has occupied a prominent spot on the end table in our family room, and my boys have all devoured it, enthralled by the engaging layout and artwork. It will certainly spark the imaginations of a rising generation of cryptozoologists.” — Jeff Meldrum, Associate Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology, Idaho State University
“. . . a delight for casual browsers and for would-be cryptozoologists alike.” — Kirkus
Author, Illustrator: Rick C. Spears
As a young child, Rick C. Spears was fascinated by dinosaurs and spent many hours drawing pictures of prehistoric animals in various scenes of combat. Time passed and, though still a pretty good artist, his teenaged interests replaced dinosaurs with Japanese monsters, Star Wars, and girls (not necessarily in that order). It wasn't until after college that Rick rekindled his love of prehistory and began to fancy himself a paleoartist. Since then, his artwork has found its way into museum displays, books, magazines, and even a board game. Rick currently resides in Georgia with his wife, Darlene, who patiently tolerates all this dinosaur/monster/alien stuff as a part of everyday life.
Author: Kelly Milner Halls
Kelly Milner Halls is a full-time children's writer, specializing in quirky topics for reluctant readers. Kelly lives in Washington with her two daughters, one dog, too many cats, and a four-foot rock iguana.