Weird Creatures Encyclopedia

Weird Creatures Encyclopedia

by Andrew Donkin
     
 

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This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures, describing the wonderful lifeforms that can be found lurking the the shadows of our world somewhere between rumour and accepted reality.Here are the facts as we know them on everyTHING and everyBODY that mankind has encountered in fact and fiction – and in those strange dark places in between!This is the ultimate

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This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures, describing the wonderful lifeforms that can be found lurking the the shadows of our world somewhere between rumour and accepted reality.Here are the facts as we know them on everyTHING and everyBODY that mankind has encountered in fact and fiction – and in those strange dark places in between!This is the ultimate guide to weird creatures. From changelings to werewolves, from ice parasites to yetis via Nessie and the African Congo Dinosaur.And when you’ve experienced it all. When you think you are ready to go monster hunting, you can take the E.A.T. (The Earth Aptitude Test.)The answers are at the end, but no sneaking a look. You can fool yourself, but you can’t fool a Tibetan Thought Form…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781902618616
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.29(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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'Ogopogo'. Appearance: Humped-back lake monster with long neck and an overall serpentine shape. Location: Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. Encountered By: Native Indian legends tell of a murderer being transformed into a horrible serpent and exiled to the lake as a punishment for his crimes. The Indian name for the creature is "N'ha-a-tik" which loosely means 'one full of remorse'. Ogopogo sightings took off when the first settlers from Europe moved into the Lake Okanagan area around 1850-60. Many eyewitnesses describe spotting what they first take to be a large floating log on the surface of the lake, only to see the object move away quickly under its own power. Probability Rating: Fair.

Meet the Author

Andrew grew up in the London suburb of Ilford. His early ambition was to be an astronaut, however with the British space programme consisting of one washing up bottle painted silver to look like a rocket, tragically it was not to be. Instead he became a writer, at first for comics (in both the UK and USA), and since the mid-nineties he has written over 30 books for children, including Collins, Scholastic, Hodder, Macdonald, DK and Bloomsbury.

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