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Monsterology (Ology Series)

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The result is a book designed to tickle the imagination, complete with fold-out maps, envelopes, and other tangible items - such as unicorn hair, sea serpent skin, and spell-casting paper - lending an authentic feel to a book of imagined creatures. My only regret is that because of how many species there are and how short the book is, it couldn't go into greater detail about the races. The book is a faux textbook for budding monsterologists and explains how to seek monsters in the wild and care for orphaned baby monsters (i. You even get to open Pandora's box, and there's a little pouch containing facsimiles of the oak leaves of the Oracle.

The book was part textbook style, talking about the creatures lives, diets, health and more, and part travel guide where the monsterologist discusses his travels looking for these monsters. I would give "Monsterology The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts" by Ernest Drake a 4-star review because, 1; I really like the illustrations and the information 2; I like how the author covers various creatures 3; I honestly forgot that these creatures are fictional while reading which I loved but 4; I really wish that is was longer and there were more information in this book.It's a guidebook by a fictional natural historian who traveled around the world to observe monsters in their native habitats. Information aside, the real "treasures", however, lie inside a lattice-fronted, die-cut cabinet of curiosities set deep inside the back cover. Each year they have a rack of books based on the summer reading lists from local schools along with a binder with info from each school. The latest in a series which has seen Pirateology, with its built-in compass on the cover, Dragonology, Egyptology, Wizardology and Mythology (each embedded with its own variety of plastic gems) is Monsterology.

The ardent student of nature soon learns that those creatures we name foul and terrible monsters are in truth the most fabulous beestes awaiting amaz’d discoverie. Leonard's Forest, Sussex, England, in the late nineteenth century and to have issued a very limited run - some 100 copies - of DRAGONOLOGY in 1895. For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know. Medusa’s perpetual bad hair days, not to mention the hairiness of the Sasquatch and the female werewolf, are exploited with glee, and a recurring editorial comment is “Gross! It's a fun book on a fun subject, but in a series where production values are extremely high, it's certainly not one of the finest.It's an exciting and innovative way of getting someone interested in the subject and I, for one, would have been totally absorbed by it as a boy. A companion to DRAGONOLOGY, MONSTEROLOGY is a study of the many supposedly mythical beasts that inhabit our world. The only downside is that it has very few examples from the Americas or Africa, relying instead on European and Asian creatures.

In 1985, her final year at Brighton, Helen was awarded the first Walker Prize for Children's Illustration. There is a darkness in the shading of the portraits and expression of the characters that indicates “something of the night” about them. Ernest Drake was determined to bring the subject of dragons under the burgeoning umbrella of the nineteenth-century natural sciences.

This book is as detailed as any of the previous installments and is a must for any fan of the series. If I have communicated anything in this book, I hope above all that it has been something of wonder not only of these fabulous beasts but of all the beasts, birds, and fishes that inhabit the Earth. They flash through the air and slither through the seas, crawl through the earth and lurk in the woods. Ernest Drake set forth on his yacht, The Hydra for a year-long voyage around the world to start a new science, he deemed it "Monsterology". Review by my granson as the book is his:Following on from the Dragonology set of merchandise this is in the same ilk.

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