Mythical Beasts and Beings

I bet this book is gorgeous IRL. The illustrations are straightforward renditions of each mythological being. This is an excellent primer for elementary and middle-grade students who may not be aware of the nuances between creatures. At just 32 pages this book gets to the point and lists the Country of origin, habitat, superpowers, creatures it should not be confused with and why, and similar creatures from other countries. If it applies the listing also includes any modern day cameos. As in the Kraken appearing in Pirates of the Caribbean, Moby Dick, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

This text is instructive to the young mythologist: for example, a Satyr should not be confused with a Faun. Fauns are half man, half goat but are not as smart as a Satyrs and a bit more peaceful.

Another fun fact, A Spriggan (Cornish Fairy) is a cousin of the Pixie but only similar to Leprechauns and Sprites.

I would hope that this sparks an interest in kids to read up on the different mythologies as all these creatures have stories written about them.

I read this as a DRC thoughtfully provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read it March 24, 2017

Mythical Beasts and Beings