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My Monster Notebook

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Publisher Comments:

In 2005, the Getty published Greece! Rome! Monsters!, a handy guide to the best-known monsters from Greek and Roman mythology. Now comes My Monster Notebook, which presents yet more of these creepy creatures and characters from ancient times. Purporting to be a school notebook found on the sidewalk, the pages reveal the stories of such thrilling and little-known creatures as the huge Teumessian Fox (who was turned to stone by Zeus), Echidna (mother of many, many monsters), hundred-headed Briaereus (who was also a handful), and Typhon (who threw mountains around as if they were beanbags).

 

My Monster Notebook offers a peek at a bunch of creatures you definitely would not want to run into, brought to vivid life by someone who accidentally dropped his (or her) lovingly put together notebook. Fortunately, we found it! It includes a pronunciation guide. How do you say “Nereid”? Ages eight and up.

 

Review:

"Greek and Roman mythology can be pretty funny, as evidenced by this 'found' composition notebook, allegedly created by a student studying ancient myths. Each scrapbook-style spread focuses on a different mythological creature, integrating photographs and raucous drawings that look as though they were drawn by a bored (but creative) middle schooler. Excerpts from a faux-vintage book on myths offer snarky profiles of such figures as Lamia ('a very beautiful woman who happened to be a horrible serpent below her waist'), Proteus, Circe, and Hecate (who has the heads of a dog, snake, and horse, and wears superhero boots and a cheerleader-style miniskirt). It's an irreverent, highly entertaining addition to the pantheon. Ages 8 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

John Harris is a former senior editor at Getty Publications and the author of Greece! Rome! Monsters!(2002), Pop-Up Aesop (2005), Strong Stuff: The Labors of Herakles (2005), and others. Mark Todd is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606060506
Author:
Harris, John
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Author:
Todd, Mark
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.75 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » Fables
Children's » Picture Books » Mythology
Children's » Scary Stories » Monsters
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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Product details 48 pages J. Paul Getty Trust Publications - English 9781606060506 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Greek and Roman mythology can be pretty funny, as evidenced by this 'found' composition notebook, allegedly created by a student studying ancient myths. Each scrapbook-style spread focuses on a different mythological creature, integrating photographs and raucous drawings that look as though they were drawn by a bored (but creative) middle schooler. Excerpts from a faux-vintage book on myths offer snarky profiles of such figures as Lamia ('a very beautiful woman who happened to be a horrible serpent below her waist'), Proteus, Circe, and Hecate (who has the heads of a dog, snake, and horse, and wears superhero boots and a cheerleader-style miniskirt). It's an irreverent, highly entertaining addition to the pantheon. Ages 8 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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