Demons and Dragons

From the Series Mythical Beasts

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Supernatural fiends and fire-breathing tormentors loom large in myth and folklore, grabbing animals and people to satisfy their huge appetites. They turn the world of humans topsy-turvy with terror. But who would be the hardest to defeat in battle? Which one reigns supreme?

Meet the top ten most powerful and fearsome of these mythical beasts, including:

● a seven-headed dragon
● the fire-breathing son of a dwarf king
● disembodied heads that haunt graveyards
● a giant snake-woman

Find out about each demon or dragon’s features and skills, where in the world they come from, how they rank compared to one another, and how you might defeat them if you ever strayed into their remote realms.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052030, JNF052000
Dewey 398.24'54
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1020
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 178272
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Fast facts, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Alice Peebles

Alice Peebles is an editor and writer specializing in the arts and humanities for children. She lives in London, England.

Illustrator: Nigel Chilvers

Nigel Chilvers is a digital illustrator based in the United Kingdom. He has illustrated numerous children’s books.


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Probably most interesting to readers of horror, these might occasionally spark interest in mythology.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will find this bestiary thrilling edutainment. . . . Hits the sweet spot between chortles and choked screams.”—Kirkus Reviews