Monsterology (Ology Series)

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Monsterology (Ology Series)

Monsterology (Ology Series)

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Helen Ward trained as an illustrator at Brighton School of Art, under the direction of well-known children's illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, Justin Todd, Chris McEwan and John Vernon Lord.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. The only downside is that it has very few examples from the Americas or Africa, relying instead on European and Asian creatures. The purple, man-eating, burrowing giant worm known as the Mongolian death worm," for example, is fake according to Dr. Monsters from folklore and literature are given star treatment by Governor General’s Award winner Arthur Slade.Dugald Steer was born in 1965 and grew up in Surrey, where his love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol. This was a highly entertaining book that discussed many common mythological monsters, as well as those that are still commonly talked about today such as kraken's and sea serpents. To a younger generation, however, I imagine that "ology" will instantly bring to mind Dugald Steer's series of extraordinary books. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. 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.

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. The conceit of the book is that it's a facsimile of one published in 1904 but - to my untrained eye at least - the illustrations of the fantastical beasts themselves do nothing to evoke the period.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 more beady-eyed readers among you will have noticed that there are a couple of more conventional ologies in the mix: Egyptology and Mythology, and herein lies the rub. Monsterology, the study of fabulous beasts other than Dragons, was originally considered a branch of Wizardology rather than a field in its own right. For those of us over a certain age, the word "ology" will forever conjure up the image of Maureen Lipman, playing the character of Beattie in the telephone ad, saying: "You got an ology?

This was the book that first brought creatures of mythology into my life, and the descriptions and stories about said creatures were extraordinarily useful for bringing the illustrations to life.

The fictitious "Dr Ernest Drake" is back from Dragonology to guide us through this extraordinary world. 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. Drake is keen to show that these little-known beasts must also be studied and understood rather than shunned. 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. 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. 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. But how does the series tackle something less clearly defined, such as the fantastical beasts in Monsterology? Information aside, the real "treasures", however, lie inside a lattice-fronted, die-cut cabinet of curiosities set deep inside the back cover.

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