Monsterology (Ology Series)

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Monsterology (Ology Series)

Monsterology (Ology Series)

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Monsterology caters cheerfully to its readers’ fascination with smelly feet, bad breath, and other problematic aspects of the human body that can make us seem, or feel, monstrous. 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. In a case such as Mythology, the book is based around the published and private papers of a fictional lady traveller with notes from an equally fictitious man, but the book is a beautiful - one might even say visually stunning - introduction to the deities and myths of ancient Greece.

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. The full-page pictures show with panache the attraction of a Medusa, Dracula, or Loki, while the more repulsive monsters are depicted humorously rather than frighteningly. As well as maps and flaps you're provided with such things as a strand of silver hair from the mane of a unicorn and the ashes from a phoenix nest.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. Monsterology, the study of fabulous beasts other than Dragons, was originally considered a branch of Wizardology rather than a field in its own right. A fabulous tome for those who love legendary beasts that still wander among us, this lush and luxurious look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know. The fictitious "Dr Ernest Drake" is back from Dragonology to guide us through this extraordinary world.

Whereas Pirateology looks wonderfully piratey whatever page you open it at, and Egyptology looks all things Egyptian and archaeological, Monsterology is neither one thing nor the other; and certainly not Edwardian. Monsterology The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts" by Ernest Drake is, a fictional children's book about about fictional monsters including unicorns, griffins, the kraken, etc. 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! The purple, man-eating, burrowing giant worm known as the Mongolian death worm," for example, is fake according to Dr. You have to touch them and play with them even if you can't read the text the book seems appealing to kids of all ages.It even included mythological creatures I hadn't heard of before, like the Nue, Japan's version of the chimera. Despite these weighty literary associations, Monsterology wears its learning lightly, with information about the origins of each monster tucked offhandedly into Cool Fact footnotes.



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