The World of Lore

The World of Lore

Monstrous Creatures

Book - 2017
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"They live in shadows--deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves..." --
"The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524797966
Branch Call Number: 001.944 M2791w 2017
Characteristics: 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Corley, M. S - Artist
Alternative Title: Monstrous creatures


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 21, 2018

If you are a big fan of Aaron Mahnke's podcast this may not be 100% for you. The stories in this book are interesting, engaging, chilling and all basically exactly what his podcast is content wise. I think some of the wording may be the exact same. That said- this is an excellent collection of creepy stories about monsters in folk lore.

LesliePACL Jan 10, 2018

I've always enjoyed fairy tales and folklore. Mahnke tells stories in a compelling manner to engage the reader. This book contains many stories from his podcast by the same name.


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