Giants, Monsters and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth

( 7 )

Overview

"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! have nothing on Rose, at home in a thicket of menacing creatures."—Choice
We have always conjured up creatures never seen in nature, from flying horses and two-headed birds to fire-breathing dragons and enormous killer skunks, as well as fantastic distortions of our own image, from giants to nubile maidens. In these pages you will meet extraordinary beings from Hindu and Navajo religions, Scandinavian tales, Russian folklore, Lithuanian stories, Irish oral history, American ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$16.35
BN.com price
(Save 25%)$21.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $13.75   
  • New (7) from $13.93   
  • Used (4) from $13.75   
Sending request ...

Overview

"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! have nothing on Rose, at home in a thicket of menacing creatures."—Choice
We have always conjured up creatures never seen in nature, from flying horses and two-headed birds to fire-breathing dragons and enormous killer skunks, as well as fantastic distortions of our own image, from giants to nubile maidens. In these pages you will meet extraordinary beings from Hindu and Navajo religions, Scandinavian tales, Russian folklore, Lithuanian stories, Irish oral history, American tall tales, and Aztec myth. Just some of the monstrous entourage: • Baku, a benevolent Japanese monster with the body of a horse, the head of a lion, and the legs of a tiger, who helps people by devouring their nightmares. • Kurma, the giant tortoise of Hindu myth, whose upper shell forms the heavens and lower part the earth. • Missipissy, the feared fish serpent of North America's Great Lakes region. This illustrated encyclopedia not only identifies and describes individual beasts in their cultural context but also groups them together across cultures and discusses common mythological strands and conceits.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Choice
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! have nothing on Rose, at home in a thicket of menacing creatures.
KLIATT
This comprehensive and well-organized volume contains over 2000 entries describing all manner of creatures in mythology, legend and folklore from cultures all around the world. The entries, usually concise, although some are longer, are informative and lucid, with see also references as well as citations to the selected bibliography at the end of the book. Entries are listed alphabetically in the beginning of the book, allowing researching students to know at a glance whether the creature they seek is included. Furthermore, in a thorough appendix, Rose groups the creatures by type as well as by culture. This is a fascinating reference tool and a vital resource for any library serving young adults. Category: Social Studies. KLIATT Codes: SA*—Exceptional book, recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Norton, 428p. illus. bibliog., $17.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Donna L. Scanlon; Children's Libn., Lancaster Area Lib., Lancaster, SOURCE: KLIATT, March 2002 (Vol. 36, No. 2)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393322118
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 433,577
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Rose is a research member at the University of Kent and a senior lecturer at Canterbury College, England.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Entries ix
Introduction xxv
Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth 1
Selected Bibliography 413
Appendixes 417
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 7 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    I had this book since it came out and over the last decade I've

    I had this book since it came out and over the last decade I've picked up a large selection of mythological encyclopedias. They've all paled in comparison to Carol Rose's Giants, Monsters and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth. Well researched and beautifully cited, Rose doesn't cut corners, making this a must-have for serous folklore and mythology fans. There's a little bit of everything and the bibliography alone is a valuable resource to keep pursuing that hard-to-find monster or beastie. I highly recommend this book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    great essential for serious folklore fans

    Not only does this book provide aa alphabetical list but associations with culture, and type to easily find monsters in your own backyard. Great illustrations from archives.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book has so many beasts that I didn't know about. It has a lot of information on the locations and backgrounds and how they originated. The only downfall is I wish it had more pictures but its definetly a keeper.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2006

    Arcane

    This book is a massive library of beasts that have been noted from all corners of the world. No mythical beast is safe fom our knowledge when we delve into the deep depths of Carol Rose's book. Read this if think you know a lot or li... just read it. I love it so much. So much.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    I cannot beleive I'M the only reviewer for this wonderful book...

    As my title says, I cannot beleive that I'M the ONLY reviewer for this book!!! In this collection of mythic creatures, Carol Rose has presented us with magical beings from around the globe: the Japanese Kappa, the Hindu world serpent, the Native American white owl of Winter, and the Baba Iaga of... Somewhere... I don't have the book right in front of me, so I can't say for sure... I can say that this book is positivley ASTOUNDING!!! BUY IT!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2003

    Awesome!

    I loved it! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in mythology! The pictures were great and the descriptions were very (I don't know what else to call it) descriptive. Great Book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)