The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters

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Candlewick Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 63 pages
Do you know why you should have baby teeth handy when visiting the Midwest? Or why you should bring a cucumber with you when swimming in Japan? How good are you at solving Russian riddles? From Boston to Bejing, from Moscow to Mali, any place you visit ha

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"The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters" by Judy Sierra is a hilarious, entertaining, and interesting book about different monsters from around the world. It is set up like a non-fiction book which ... Read full review

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It's hard to say what I like best about this book: that fun little green monster on the cover, the description of "zombi," or Sierra's very cool gruesomeness rating scale. All the monsters are ... Read full review

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Judy Sierra is a scholar of folklore and mythology as well as the author of many award-winning books for children, including the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller WILD ABOUT BOOKS. Of THE GRUESOME GUIDE TO WORLD MONSTERS, she says, "I wrote this book for people who, like me, find Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster rather disappointing. I had so much fun researching this book, as I discovered little-known accounts of monsters more frightening than I ever imagined."

Henrik Drescher has written and illustrated many wonderful books for children and adults, including PAT THE BEASTIE and THE BOY WHO ATE AROUND. His illustrations are frequently seen in ROLLING STONE, NEWSDAY, and THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW. He lives in Hong Kong.

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