Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were: Creatures, Places and Peopleby Robert R. Ingpen, Michael Page
Hardcover sales of more than 70,000 copies have made the Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were a classic illustrated reference to myths and legends from all corners of the world. Here--culled from mythology, literature, and folk tales--is the mystical realm that has populated humanityÆs imagination for centuries. Over 400 entries, engagingly written and organized by type of entity, make this a complete source of information and a visual feast. Among the entries are: from "The Cosmos," Quetzalcoatl and Scorpio; from "The Ground and Underground," centaurs, elves, and unicorns; from "Wonderland," Atlantis and El Dorado; from "Magic, Science, and Invention," flying carpets and the Trojan horse; from "Water, Sky, and Air," Pegasus and Moby-Dick; and from "The Night," a host of shuddersome creatures from vampires to the golem. This is a wild and wondrous gift for any visionary.
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This book was a god send for a little girl with a vivid imagination and nothing to fill her mental worlds with.
This is a must have book for all people interested in the mythical world. Totally captured my sight of things of the unkown.
If you think fairy tales only ended at the bottom of the page this should bring you closure. Whether you like unicorns, or dragons, or mermaids, or trolls, or even werewolves, this book will provide you information that the stories don't tell. It's a true page turner that will keep you wanting to know more about any creature or place or magic that strikes up your curiosity.