Tales of the Cryptids

Tales of the Cryptids

Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist

Book - 2006
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Everyone loves the stories of legendary creatures that just might really exist. This book relies on the latest information from cryptozoologists, experts who study these mysterious beings, and the counter-arguments are explored from experts who strongly believe they do not exist. Stories from eyewitnesses are recounted, as well. Included in the book are Bigfoot (Sasquatch), Loch Ness monster, Mokele Mbembe (Africa), Kongamato, Shunka Warak'in, Mapinguari (South America), giant squids, mermaids, coelocanthes, and more. An extensive "For Further Investigation" section, offering readers more places to find information, will conclude the book.

Publisher: Plain City, OH : Darby Creek Pub., c2006.
ISBN: 9781581960495
Branch Call Number: YA NF PARANORM Halls K
Characteristics: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), col. maps ; 25 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Young, Roxyanne
Spears, Rick


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Apr 21, 2017

Like many kids books are condensed and basic encyclopedias on certain topics, this one follows that format. Cool little read.

KCLSRecommends Apr 07, 2014

Cryptozoology: not just the term to describe the category of all those weird creatures that no one is sure exists, like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, but a pretty cool word besides!
Here is one of the best books on these mythical creatures. Halls not only devotes comprehensive chapters to the sasquatch and various sea monsters but also lists many more such quasi-animals in the back of the book, from the real (the prehistoric fish, coelacanth, found again in 1938!) to the utter hoaxes (the Cardiff Giant, a 10-foot tall man of stone once thought to be from the time of the Bible).
And let's not forget that many real animals, such as the gorilla, the okapi and the platypus were until quite recently --well, until the turn of the 20th century, at least -- thought to be completely made-up! So, there's hope for more of these discoveries!


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