What a Beast!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Monsters and Mutants of Mythology!
What a Beast!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Monsters and Mutants of Mythology!

Series: Mythlopedia   

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Annotation: A comprehensive guide to monsters and mutants of mythology and focuses on the meaning of myths and their purpose.
Catalog Number: #38754
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Children's Press
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: 128 pages
Availability: Out of Print
ISBN: Publisher: 1-606-31060-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-26486-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-606-31060-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-26486-1
Dewey: 398
LCCN: 2009020998
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Greek and Roman mythology is normally one of the easier sells for children, full of proto-superheroes, nightmarish monsters, and petty gods, but to help lure those unswayed by classicism's allure, the Mythlopedia series spices things up with sassy artwork, a pastel color scheme, and an OMG sensibility. What a Beast! is loaded with information on the inspired methods with which various nasty creatures could put an end to bothersome heroes. Aside from the heaps of information coming from all angles on just about every page, each book also contains a decent family tree, a rudimentary star chart, and lists of further reading. Will these books make a true mythology lover's skin crawl? Absolutely. But for kids unconvinced that anything so old and gray could have any bearing on their lives, these books provide a feisty if somewhat pandering guide to the many cultural references lingering from antiquity.
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121) and index.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 5-9
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.4 / points:6.0 / quiz:Q48648
Lexile: 920L
Guided Reading Level: T

Love action, deception, romance, power struggles, and more!

Mythlopedia is a series where the superstars of Greek myth meet the modern age--complete with profiles, headshots, and family trees; fascinating sidebars; and irreverent surprises for readers (Ages 10-14).

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