Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods
20 Chilling Tales From the WildernesseBook - 2015
"Just for kids, twenty bone-chilling tales about the most dangerous fantastical beasts in American folklore. Meet the Snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The Hodag, like a spiny-backed bull-horned rhinoceros. The Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and die. Illustrated throughout, including eight drawings printed with glow-in-the-dark ink, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods is for every young reader who loves a good scare. The book was originally published in 1910 by William Thomas Cox and is now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson, author of Immortal Lycanthropes. The creatures are all scales and claws, razor-sharp teeth and stealth, camouflage and single-minded nastiness. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, they speak to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery. The tone is smart and quirky. The illustrations have a sinewy, retro field-guide look. Read them around a campfire, if you dare. ".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Workman Publishing Company, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 398.2454 Jo
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
From Library Staff
Discover the dangerous beasts of American folklore--from the wapaloosies to the Snoligosters--with these 20 bone-chilling tales.
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