The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A-Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic
Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated, Nov 28, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 682 pages
The newest entry in the popular Element Encyclopedia series spans the globe and the ages to present a feast of magical beasts, both familiar and rare. Populating this ultimate reference is a host of marvelous creatures, many of which have stirred our imagination since childhood; they come from fairytales and myths, and from beloved writers such as the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K Rowling. Each entry delves into folklore and history to reveal such secrets as why dragons guard the weather, how to make mermen laugh, and how a slow lizard cost humans the gift of eternal life. From Chinese dragons to Norwegian sea monsters, banshees to griffins, cherufes to lampaluguas, every fantastic figure gets its due.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate AZ of Fantastic Beings From Myth and Magic (Element Encyclopedia)User Review - Brittany Perry - Goodreads
okay this is a great reference book but there was a mistake under Pegasus. About five lines down it was telling who killed medusa it said Pegasus when it actually should have been Perseus. A typo most ... Read full review
Review: The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate AZ of Fantastic Beings From Myth and Magic (Element Encyclopedia)User Review - Bernadette - Goodreads
I have just bought this book and find it hard to put down. It's lovely. Lots of reviewers seem put off by the fact it lacks illustration; that does not bother me at all; you have to use your own imagination. The mystical world comes from inside of you !!! Read full review