From Godzilla to Frankenstein
From the Series Monster Mania
The first monster to appear in a movie was Frankenstein. Since then, Godzilla, King Kong, and others have taken over the screen, destroying cities and terrorizing crowds. These monsters continue to show up in movies, TV shows, video games, and books. Movie monsters often seem terrifying—but most of them don’t mean to cause harm. Some monsters are even friendly! Friendly or frightening, grab some popcorn and learn all about your favorite movie monsters . . . if you dare!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Websites, and eSource|
School Library Journal
“Promises to be monstrously popular among upper elementary and middle schoolers.”—School Library Journal
Author: Krystyna Poray Goddu
Krystyna Poray Goddu has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years; her books include Dollmakers and Their Stories: Women Who Changed the World of Play, and A Girl Called Vincent: A Biography of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, both middle-grade nonfiction. Her writing for children has also appeared in American Girl magazine. She reviews and writes about children’s books for Publishers Weekly and The New York Times Book Review. In addition to her writing and editing experience, she has worked in school libraries and taught writing to middle-school students in independent schools in New York City. She holds a degree in comparative literature from Brown University.
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This high-interest series covers the always-popular topic of monsters. Each title features a high-profile monster type, covering their history, role in pop culture, and more. What are the best movies about sea monsters? What have Bigfoot expeditions uncovered? Why do some sports teams… View available downloads →