Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies: Compendium Monstrum

Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies: Compendium Monstrum

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by Peter Pauper
     
 

The situation is grave. Vampires are vamping. Werewolves are shape shifting. And zombies are lurching into the garden. Is this modern-day ferment of paranormal activity, ah, normal? Learn all about it in this nifty new guide to man's best fiends: VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: Compendium Monstrum.

Collected from the papers of 19th-century monstrologists, this… See more details below

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The situation is grave. Vampires are vamping. Werewolves are shape shifting. And zombies are lurching into the garden. Is this modern-day ferment of paranormal activity, ah, normal? Learn all about it in this nifty new guide to man's best fiends: VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: Compendium Monstrum.

Collected from the papers of 19th-century monstrologists, this intriguing book includes:

* Transylvania travel section
* maps
* ''Tracking the Beasties'' visual aid
* ''For Further Investigation'' resource list
* Index

Fascinating facts revealed in the book include documented ''sparkling vampires'' in 19th-century folklore (page 26), why wolfsbane is sometimes known as ''Dumbledore's Delight'' (page 92), and much more.

Illustrated by Bruce Waldman, cartography by David Lindroth, additional historical images throughout.

Four sections:

* Vampires: There Will Be Blood
* A Vampire Hunter's Guide to Transylvania: The Land Beyond the Forest
* Werewolves: What Big Teeth You Have!
* Zombies: They. Are. Coming.

Maps:

* Vampires Around the World
* Transylvania
* Were-creatures of the World
* Zombies Around the World
* Additional in-text maps

"It's delightful!"
--Dr. Elizabeth Miller, internationally renowned Dracula scholar

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Editorial Reviews

Ellen Datlow
"...if you must have something more of vampires, werewolves, and zombies you could do worse than picking up (or giving as a gift) the adorable Peter Pauper Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies: A Compendium Monstrum from the papers of Herr Doktor Max Sturm & Barong Ludwig Von Drang...The little moleskin book is profusely illustrated with classic paintings and drawings plus some illustrations by Bruce Waldman... This just could be the perfect stocking stuffer." --Ellen Datlow
Necessary Cool Blog
"Are you looking for adventure? Collecting history, myths, stories, and legends, this book is set to appear as though it has been assembled throughout the centuries from papers and documents of monstrologists. With fold-out maps, sketches, and more, this is something no horror fan should be without." --Necessary Cool Blog
Book Legion
''There are a lot of recent book releases that take a humorous angle with horror...This one may be one of the cheekiest and the most entertaining...What is the COMPENDIUM MONSTRUM?...It's like a supernatural travel guide. The inside appearance...gives it the aged look of a vintage book...This just adds to the fun factor...Go buy it, you know you want to." --Book Legion
Cool Material
''Who can keep track of whether or not vampires burn or sparkle in the sun and how many zombies there have to be before you've officially got a horde on your hands? VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: Compendium Monstrum is a collection of 19th century papers by monstrologists with notes and sketches, fold-out maps, and a Transylvania travel guide. Get lost in the mythology with old world styled maps, hand-written notes, Gothic/Victorian style endpapers..." --Cool Material
Cynthia Leigh
“A vast discovery has been made! …This fictional, but informative guide is sure to please any die-hard monster hunter at heart.” –Cynthia Leigh, Gothic Beauty Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441305121
Publisher:
Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Little Black Bks.
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,224,887
File size:
6 MB

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