My Monster Notebook

Overview

In 2005, the Getty published Greece! Rome! Monsters!, a handy guide to the best-known monsters from Greek and Roman mythology. Now comes My Monster Notebook, which presents yet more of these creepy creatures and characters from ancient times. Purporting to be a school notebook found on the sidewalk, the pages reveal the stories of such thrilling and little-known creatures as the huge Teumessian Fox (who was turned to stone by Zeus), Echidna (mother of many, many monsters), hundred-headed Briaereus (who was also a...

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Overview

In 2005, the Getty published Greece! Rome! Monsters!, a handy guide to the best-known monsters from Greek and Roman mythology. Now comes My Monster Notebook, which presents yet more of these creepy creatures and characters from ancient times. Purporting to be a school notebook found on the sidewalk, the pages reveal the stories of such thrilling and little-known creatures as the huge Teumessian Fox (who was turned to stone by Zeus), Echidna (mother of many, many monsters), hundred-headed Briaereus (who was also a handful), and Typhon (who threw mountains around as if they were beanbags).

 

My Monster Notebook offers a peek at a bunch of creatures you definitely would not want to run into, brought to vivid life by someone who accidentally dropped his (or her) lovingly put together notebook. Fortunately, we found it! It includes a pronunciation guide. How do you say “Nereid”? Ages eight and up.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Greek and Roman mythology can be pretty funny, as evidenced by this "found" composition notebook, allegedly created by a student studying ancient myths. Each scrapbook-style spread focuses on a different mythological creature, integrating photographs and raucous drawings that look as though they were drawn by a bored (but creative) middle schooler. Excerpts from a faux-vintage book on myths offer snarky profiles of such figures as Lamia ("a very beautiful woman who happened to be a horrible serpent below her waist"), Proteus, Circe, and Hecate (who has the heads of a dog, snake, and horse, and wears superhero boots and a cheerleader-style miniskirt). It's an irreverent, highly entertaining addition to the pantheon. Ages 8–up. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Imagine what a high school student's crisp new composition notebook looks like by the end of the school year. It is most likely filled with doodles, notes, sketches, and comic-like drawings with speech bubbles. There may even be collage style cut-outs decorating the pages. Such is the format of this colorful and inventive book that tells readers about mythological creatures such as Echidna, Briaereus, Ethon, Argus, Hercate, and Typhon. Each mythological monster has a few paragraphs that describe them and their relationship to the other creatures in the book. These few paragraphs appear to be on a page that was ripped from an "Introduction to Mythology" textbook and then pasted into this composition notebook. The accompanying page features the collage style artwork that imaginatively and playfully illustrates the creature. The clever and unique design of this innovative book is sure to appeal to many readers, especially those who may be reluctant to read books in the traditional format. Reviewer: Denise Daley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606060506
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Harris is a former senior editor at Getty Publications and the author of Greece! Rome! Monsters!(2002), Pop-Up Aesop (2005), Strong Stuff: The Labors of Herakles (2005), and others. Mark Todd is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

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