Author(s): Federica Magrin
If you believe that all you need to fight an evil bloodthirsty fiend is garlic or holy water, think again. What you need is to keep a cool head and reach for your copy of Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts!
Have you heard of the headless man roaming Edinburgh Castle? Or the mysterious girl who asks for a ride to the cemetery and then disappears into the night? What about orcs, trolls, gremlins, krakens, bunyips and the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who?
Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a trip around the globe to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, and more. Learn the defining characteristics of each beast, where it can be found and – most importantly – how to defeat it.
Organised by continent for easy monster-tracking, Lonely Planet Kids’ Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts gives you the lowdown on the world’s most famous ghosts and mythological creatures, each brought to life by Laura Brenlla’s beautiful illustrations.
About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint of the world’s leading travel authority Lonely Planet – published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
Come along with Van Helsing, monster hunter and defeater of Count Dracula, as he introduces you to the terrifying world of monsters and ghosts. While you may think all you need is garlic and holy water, what you need above all else, is a cool head, a cunning mind ... and the information in this book.
From the Headless Man of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, via the Aigamuxa of the deserts of Namibia with eyes in its feet and the one-eyed smelly Mapinguary of Brazil, to the Umibozu in the deep oceans of Japan, discover a whole world filled with terrifying creatures and spirits.
Divided by continent (although sadly you will need to add your own section on Aotearoa New Zealand), the Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts covers the world's most famous mythological creatures, abandoned towns, haunted objects, and tortured souls. Stunningly illustrated and absolutely fascinating for the not-too-easily-terrified of any age.