The Werewolf Handbook: An Essential Guide to Werewolves and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them

The Werewolf Handbook: An Essential Guide to Werewolves and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them

by Robert Curran
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The Werewolf Handbook: An Essential Guide to Werewolves and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them by Robert Curran


Werewolves are more popular than ever--thanks largely to recent film hits--and this highly entertaining new title tells readers everything they've ever wanted to know about those terrifying preternatural members of the canis lupus family. Newcomers to werewolf lore will be surprised to learn that there are many different werewolf varieties. Alphas are the leaders, and Betas are unwilling but deadly members of a werewolf pack. But there are also Benandanti, holy men who change into wolves in order to do battle with witches . . . and Loup-garoux, werewolves who can change from man to wolf even during daylight hours. The more ordinary werewolves achieve their terrible transformations from man to beast only by the light of the Moon. Author Robert Curran also notes that Christopher, the mysterious saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church, has many werewolf characteristics. In addition, this book tells readers where werewolves live, describes their telltale traits, such as hairy palms, advises on how to avoid becoming a werewolf, and gives tips on what werewolf victims should do when they are attacked. More than 100 moody and atmospheric color illustrations accompany this intensely readable text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764163739
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Robert Curran is currently a teacher and writer who has a doctorate in educational psychology. He is also an advisor to governmental agencies in the U.K. However, he previously held a variety of more unusual jobs, including gravedigger. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and children.

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The Werewolf Handbook: An Essential Guide to Werewolves and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
A brief history of canine shape-shifters found across much of the globe starts this look into the world of the werewolf. Numerous historical figures can be said to be acquainted with werewolves, and a variety of werewolves are defined. Narrative is crisp, authentic, and laced with humor. There are a few test your friends/etc for werewolfism tests which are fun. Numerous historical and cinema stills are inserted throughout allowing for further depth to the text and potential reference to the time periods discussed. Overall, a fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago