From the Series Origins: Urban Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A hiker spots a large, ape-like creature walking through the woods. Neighbors discover hoof prints on their roofs. Swimmers see a dark, snake-like shadow moving under the water. Creatures, part of Full Tilt’s Origins: Urban Legends series, examines the origins and reported sightings of four mysterious creatures. Are they simply myths and legends, or could they be real? Many believe that some stories were invented to increase newspaper sales, while some people insist that they have seen and interacted with the creatures. Students will explore the evidence for themselves to separate fact from fiction.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 8.5
Lexile 720
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 191660
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents



“A balanced take that never sacrifices the fun factor.”—Booklist

Author: C. M. Johnson

C. M. Johnson grew up in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, and has written literary biographies of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and Tess Gallagher for the American Writers Supplement. She lives in Minneapolis.