Werewolves

Werewolves

by Daniel Cohen, Cobblehill Books
     
 

People have always believed in werewolves--that a human can actually turn into a real wolf. And they didn't just believe in werewolves; lots of people believed they were werewolves. Here are stories and accounts of werewolves from ancient times to the present day--tales of evil monsters, the werewolf trials, how to know a werewolf, the ten greatest werewolf films, how… See more details below

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People have always believed in werewolves--that a human can actually turn into a real wolf. And they didn't just believe in werewolves; lots of people believed they were werewolves. Here are stories and accounts of werewolves from ancient times to the present day--tales of evil monsters, the werewolf trials, how to know a werewolf, the ten greatest werewolf films, how to contact a werewolf on the Internet, and more. Young Adult.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-This is virtually the only comprehensive work on werewolves for general readers written in the last 20 years. Like Nancy Garden's Werewolves (Lippincott, 1973; o.p.), it recounts legends and stories from America, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Germany, Canada, and particularly France. Cohen, however, often goes into more detail than Garden. Her book, which is illustrated, also relates werebeast tales from Africa, China, Japan, and India, and provides a detailed index. Both titles suggest the rare disease of porphyria, which deforms sufferers and makes them extraordinarily sensitive to light; hypertrichosis (excessive hairiness); and hallucinogens frequently used in ointments as possible causes for belief in werewolves. Cohen also mentions hallucinations caused by a common grain fungus, ergot, as a plausible contributor to werewolf hysteria. While his volume lacks an index and illustrations, it does include an extensive bibliography; a critical guide to "ten great werewolf films"; and information about an active Internet newsgroup, giving his work the edge in current relevance.Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525652076
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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