Synopses & Reviews
HP Newquist's fast-paced account reveals how long-ago myths about the kraken transformed into the modern study of Architeuthis dux, the giant squid.Weaving scientific discovery with historical accountsand#8212;along with the giant squidand#8217;s appearance in film and literatureand#8212;Here There Be Monsters explores the mystery of this creature in fascinating detail. Readers will find that the monster remains hidden no longer, because scientists have finally seen the kraken with their own eyes . . . alive and rising up out of the sea.
"He seamlessly moves among exploration of history, mythology, film, literature and scientific discovery; the discussions of how everyone from Alfred, Lord Tennyson to Jules Verne to Walt Disney kept the myth of the ferocious kraken alive in people's imaginations are especially interesting. The book is abundantly illustrated with charts, maps and photographs."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"An attractive, informative book on an underrepresented topic."and#8212;Booklist "The concise text, complemented by illustrations, photographs, and maps, smoothly segues between history and science, and could almost pass for a Scientists in the Field entry but for the cover and title, which rightfully play to the monster audience. "and#8212;The Horn Book
"Morris pulls off a spectacular conclusion to his humane and witty Squires Tales series as destructive intrigues both provide a backdrop for a fan-pleasing reunion of favorite figures from past episodes and lead up to the final battle between Arthur and his brilliant, hideously warped son Mordred...Though the author doesnt shy from depicting the legends tragic end, he does display authorial mercy in a set of aftermath scenes that ease the pain with a focus on healing and the future. Well done."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
HERE THERE BE MONSTERS: THE KRAKEN explores the existence of the mysterious giant squid, a sea creature that may have inspired stories of the legendary sea monster known as the Kraken.
About the Author
HP Newquist (The Book of Blood, Here There Be Monsters)andnbsp;writes about all kinds of things, from human brains and giant squids to monsters and music. When he's not writing, he's traveling with his wife and two daughters, playing his guitar, or exploring new techno