Children's LiteratureYoung readers are introduced to the creature known as the Loch Ness Monster by recapping efforts to identify and document the phenomenon. It is part of the "XScience Series: Imagination Library," a series of books that introduce fascinating subjects through accurate, easy-to-understand text and stunning, full-color, full-page photographs. These books are designed to stimulate the imagination of all young readers and expand their understanding of the world around them. This one describes the beast of the Loch Ness (affectionately known as Nessie), legends of lake monsters, how the legend grew, the incidents of phony footprints and photographs, and efforts to find Nessie. This volume includes suggestions for additional reading, web sites, glossary and index. Photographs and drawings complement the book with explanations of each. These are good easy readers for almost anyone. 2002, Gareth Stevens Publishing/A World Almanac Education Group Company, Ages 8 to 12.