Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May Or May Not Exist

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Darby Creek Pub., 2006 - Animals - 76 pages
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Everyone loves the stories of legendary creatures that just might really exist. This book relies on the latest information from cryptozoologists, experts who study these mysterious beings, and the counter-arguments are explored from experts who strongly believe they do not exist. Stories from eyewitnesses are recounted, as well. Included in the book are Bigfoot (Sasquatch), Loch Ness monster, Mokele Mbembe (Africa), Kongamato, Shunka Warak'in, Mapinguari (South America), giant squids, mermaids, coelocanthes, and more. An extensive "For Further Investigation" section, offering readers more places to find information, will conclude the book.

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User Review  - Heather19 - LibraryThing

A pretty informative but easily understood book about different cryptids, including bigfoot, loch ness, and some lesser-known ones. Also has a section about supposed cryptids that actually turned out to be real, like the Onzo and the Giant Squid. Read full review

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User Review  - welkinscheek - LibraryThing

The authors of Tales of the Cryptids present an extraordinarily well-crafted introduction to the field of crypto zoology, or the study of legendary creatures. The authors discuss such elusive figures ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

For the past 15 years, Kelly Milner Halls has crafted high interest nonfiction books and articles for young readers. Known for quirky but well researched topics, Halls delights in drawing even reluctant readers into the realm of discovery through the explorations of dinosaurs, Sasquatch, UFO's or dozens of other unusual themes. She makes her home in Spokane, WA with two daughters, one Pug, too many cats and a 4 foot iguana named Gigantor. She speaks at schools and conferences all over the country. Halls also works as YA novelist Chris Crutcher's assistant.

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