Sea Monsters vs. Dragons: Showdown of the Legends

Sea Monsters vs. Dragons: Showdown of the Legends

by Michael O'Hearn
     
 

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The masters of sky and sea confront each other in this monstrous battle. Few beasts can match the power of a fire breathing dragon. But huge sea monsters are also fearsome forces of nature. Discover the weapons and abilities of these mighty beasts, and then get ready for a fiery, head to head fight.

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The masters of sky and sea confront each other in this monstrous battle. Few beasts can match the power of a fire breathing dragon. But huge sea monsters are also fearsome forces of nature. Discover the weapons and abilities of these mighty beasts, and then get ready for a fiery, head to head fight.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kirsten Shaw
In this title from the "Monster Wars" series, sea monsters face dragons in a battle between these legendary creatures. O'Hearn uses the strengths and weaknesses of each monster to determine which would win in a battle to the death. Speed, attack style, size, and weaknesses are all compared and rated as it leads up to the final hypothetical battle. Each chapter contains pictures of scenes from an array of movies and illustrations, with Altman illustrating the final watery showdown. Not lacking in educational facts, readers will learn details about dragons and sea monsters, including detailing cultural legends about the creatures. Each chapter features frightful facts and vocabulary definitions, and the last pages include a glossary in addition to a directory leading readers to suggested resources to learn more. O'Hearn also takes the time to reassure young readers that the stories contained within are "just stories." A great read that is sure to catch the attention of reluctant readers who will appreciate the action and creativity in this mythical match up. Reviewer: Kirsten Shaw

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429672634
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Monster Wars
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael O'Hearn published his first book in 2007, a graphic novel following the story of Henry Ford as he built the Model T automobile. He has since published many other books and continues to write both nonfiction and fiction. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Kendal, and her stuffed kitty, Meowy. When he's not busy writing, he likes to write and record songs, work on cars, trim bonsai trees, and read.

Scott Altmann is a New York/New Jersey based illustrator with more than ten years of professional experience. His clients include Harper Collins, Random House, Blizzard Entertainment, Oxford University Press UK, and Scholastic among many others. His work has been featured in Spectrum and the Society of Illustrators, and in 2010 he was awarded a Chesley for best paperback cover for The Mysterious Mr. Spines :FLIGHT published by Penguin Books USA. Scott's work is distinguished by a strong focus on storytelling and engaging characters. With an ever-evolving style and craftsmanship, his illustrations give the viewer a visceral experience, filled with wonder and intrigue.

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