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Monster & Legendary Being Books

  • You Can't Stop the Big Bad Bogey (PB)

    Timothy Knapman

    Product Code: BZJBQ
    Paperback
    Can anyone stop the Big Bad Bogey? He's BOUNCY. He's NASTY. He's GREEN. He keeps ruining everyone's stories. But someone's standing up to this snotty mischief-maker: The Good Little Bogey. In this brilliant battle between good and evil, who will have the last laugh? A riotous picture book with a hilarious twist by Tim Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.
    • £5.59
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  • Heroes

    Stephen Fry

    Product Code: BXVLN
    Paperback
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    Stephen Fry's companion to Mythos finds the popular comedian, actor, presenter and director retelling incredible stories of mortals, monsters, quests and adventures.

    Stephen reveals all about Jason's journey aboard the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece; wittily examines how Oedipus attempted to solve the riddle of the Sphinx; and discovers how Bellerophon captured the winged horse Pegasus to slay the monster Chimera.

    These action-packed stories show just how brave humans can be - and exactly what we're capable of...
    • £8.69
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  • Help! I Smell a Monster

    Justin Davies

    Product Code: BXKBU
    Paperback
    This book STINKS . . . of monsters! A hilariously funny debut, perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Solomons. When Alice is sent to stay with her Uncle Magnus, she soon realises that his job agency isn't quite ... normal. It helps monsters find work that makes the most of their unique talons - er, talents. Alice is shocked to discover that monsters are EVERYWHERE. There's even a Cyclops working in the castle as a pastry chef! But when he suddenly disappears, Alice smells something fishy. Can she and her uncle sniff out the missing monster before it's too late?
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  • The Pure Heart

    Trudi Tweedie

    Product Code: CDKNZ
    Paperback
    WINNER OF THE 2018 TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S FICTION COMPETITION When Iseabail is employed by a wealthy merchant to be his daughter's companion, her life changes forever. Transported from her remote island home to the Scottish borderlands, Iseabail is unnerved both by her precocious young charge and the house's secrets: a hidden chapel, servants who speak in a foreign tongue, a mute stableboy. And then the merchant returns with a mysterious cargo. Why has Iseabail really been summoned here? And will she ever make it back home?
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  • The Mermaid Craft Book

    Marianne Thompson

    Product Code: CCBKJ
    Paperback
    Make a splash with this mer-mazing craft book! Add a little mermaid magic to your underwater wardrobe with some seashell earrings or fish-tail flares, make your hair and nails sparkle like the ocean with our beguiling beauty tips, and embellish your deep-sea palace with a raindrop moon lantern and ocean-ripple cushions. Whether you are a crafting beginner or have been making for many moons, there is something for everyone who longs to let their inner mermaid swim free! #mermaidlife
    • £10.39
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  • Jelly

    Clare Rees

    Product Code: BYYYO
    Paperback
    Life has its ups and downs, doesn't it? And Martha and her friends are really sick of going up, and down, and up, and down. After a traumatic event that no one can talk about or even quite remember, they're stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, tantalisingly close to the shore and safety. They've had enough of it. They've decided that they're either going to escape, or die trying. A YA novel like no other, Jelly is touching, funny and truly unique.
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  • The Vampire

    Thomas M. Bohn

    Product Code: BZJIB
    Hardback
    Even before Bram Stoker immortalized Transylvania as the homeland of his fictional Count Dracula, the figure of the vampire was inextricably tied to Eastern Europe in the popular imagination. Drawing on a wealth of heretofore neglected sources, this book offers a fascinating account of how vampires-whose various incarnations originally emerged from the folk traditions of societies throughout the world-became identified with such a specific region. It demonstrates that the modern conception of the vampire was born in the crucible of the Enlightenment, embodying a mysterious, Eastern "otherness" that stood opposed to Western rationality.
  • When Unicorns Turn Bad

    Brody Jackson

    Product Code: BYYSH
    Hardback
    THE FAIRY TALE IS OVER Are you sick of sickly sweet magical creatures and their fluffy outlook on life? So are these UNICORNS! See what really goes on behind the scenes in their MARSHMALLOW CANDYLAND - it's weird, it's twisted and it's HILARIOUS. These unicorns are off duty and OFF THE SCALE!
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  • The Real Vampires

    Richard Sugg

    Product Code: BYATB
    Hardback
    The real vampires were not suave, polished, cultivated or rich. They looked like ordinary dead peasants - usually shabby, and often fat. Some of them never drank blood. Others ate apples, nuts, grapes, or green beans. Yet for those who believed in them, vampires were terrifying. So terrifying that they prompted live burials, nervous breakdown, hysterical paralysis and speechlessness. During a real vampire panic, an overworked, underfed community was so terrified that it found the energy to dig up eleven graves, and the wood to burn eleven corpses. Real vampires were so terrifying that the energy of fear they produced actually caused poltergeist attacks. In several cases, they were so terrifying that they quite literally scared people to death. This book shows us how vampires looked and felt to those in their midst, in worlds where the soul lingered in the house of death for three days, and the dead watched their own funerals from open coffins. It also uses modern medical, scientific and paranormal analysis to show how such terrors occurred, and how they connect with our own world, through Sleep Paralysis and the alien abductor. From Russia to New England, from the Scottish borders to Crete, and from the Bronze Age to the days of Twilight, The Real Vampires takes the reader on an unforgettable tour of wonder, horror and strangeness.
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  • Dragons

    Diana Cooper

    Product Code: BSAXW
    Paperback
    Dragons are returning to Earth now to prepare us for the Golden Age - and to help you ascend to the Light! Dragons are celestial beings from the angel realms who have been sent here by Source to assist and protect us. They have been serving our planet since its inception and work with the angels in service for the highest good. In this book, world-renowned ascension and Atlantis expert Diana Cooper shares incredibly detailed and practical knowledge about the dragons and how they can support us. You'll discover: * the history of dragons on Earth, how they came to be here and their mission for humanity * the air, earth, fire and water dragons, and how they act as personal companions * the higher frequency and galactic dragons and the wisdom they bring * how to meet your personal dragon guide and how it can help you on your ascension path Through the visualizations and exercises in this book, you'll learn how to attune to dragon frequencies and expand your consciousness. All you have to do is ask - and watch how the dragons co-operate with the angels to fulfil your soul's deepest desires!
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  • Magickal, Mystical Creatures

    D.J. Conway

    Product Code: BRPYB
    Paperback
    Now with a new cover! Enter the realm of magickal and mystical beasts. From pookas and green men to gorgons and gargoyles, this occult encyclopedia reveals more than two hundred fabulous creatures and their secrets. Magickal, Mystical Creatures lets you explore their history, symbolism, appearance, associated traits, and abilities. Best of all, it shows you how their energies and talents empower your magickal workings, rituals, and meditations. Draw upon the knowledge of griffins and water-folk to eliminate barriers blocking your progress. Invoke the energy of the centaur for artistic inspiration. Call upon the magickal serpent when you need a financial windfall. This comprehensive bestiary presents a variety of beings just waiting to enhance your life with their legendary wisdom and power.
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  • Llewellyn's 2019 Dragon Calendar

    Piya Wannachaiwong

    Product Code: BRPXX
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    Fill your year with the might and magic of dragons. Featuring Piya Wannachaiwong s gorgeous and energetic artwork, Llewellyn s 2019 Dragon Calendar is the perfect choice for dragon enthusiasts. These fantastic creatures offer fiery inspiration and wisdom each month, encouraging you to live brighter and plan smarter. From graceful wyrms to powerful wyverns, you ll meet a variety of amazing dragons. Includes major US and UK holidays as well as moon quarters.
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  • Insta Grammar: Unicorn

    Irene Schampaert

    Product Code: BOHKS
    Hardback
    The Insta Grammar series explores the most interesting corners of the incredibly popular social media site, Instagram. After Cats, City, Nordic, Green, Graphic and Dogs, three new subjects are revealed: Unicorn, Cars and #fail. Hitching a ride on the back of today's unicorn trend that's flooding Instagram, Unicorn shows the most original posts revolving the mythical creatures. Cars gathers the most beautiful classic car shots, while #fail is an hilarious collection of ridiculous houses, 'creative solutions' and situational humour.
    • £11.29
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  • The Nature of the Beast

    Bryan Sykes

    Product Code: AMYUL
    Hardback
    Professor Bryan Sykes, the world's leading expert on human genetics, set a goal to locate and analyse as many DNA samples as possible with links to the yeti. In doing so, he found himself entering a strange world of mystery and sensationalism, fraud and obsession and even the supernatural. Protected by the ruthless vigour of genetic analysis he was able to listen to the stories of the yeti without having to form an opinion. The only opinion that mattered was the DNA. Three hair samples from the miogi, the Bhutanese yeti are the cause of the investigation. The hairs did not surrender their secrets easily, but eventually two were identified as known species of bear. The third remained a mystery. One of the many theories to account for the yeti legend is that there were small groups of Neanderthals that had managed to survive until recent times. If so, would it be possible to detect recent interbreeding between our own species and Neanderthals in the genomes of indigenous people living in remote regions? Professor Sykes has made some surprising and significant discoveries. Discoveries that could change our understanding of human origins.
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  • Strange Kentucky Monsters

    Michael Newton

    Product Code: BFHLD
    Paperback
    Meet Kentucky's legendary monsters in this guided tour. Examine reports of cryptids, a ball python snake found in a rental car, and a one-eyed ape near the Kentucky River. Includes a comprehensive list of alleged Bigfoot encounters, alien big cats, fresh-water phantoms, cold-blooded creatures, and monsters so strange they defy classification.
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  • Monsters

    Christopher Dell

    Product Code: AUPSK
    Hardback
    Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While we may no longer worry about being eaten by trolls on the way home, there remains a fascination with these creatures who have shadowed us throughout history. This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.
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  • On Monsters

    Stephen T. Asma

    Product Code: ACWUG
    Paperback
    Hailed as "a feast" (Washington Post) and "a modern-day bestiary" (The New Yorker), Stephen Asma's On Monsters is a wide-ranging cultural and conceptual history of monsters--how they have evolved over time, what functions they have served for us, and what shapes they are likely to take in the future. Beginning at the time of Alexander the Great, the monsters come fast and furious--Behemoth and Leviathan, Gog and Magog, Satan and his demons, Grendel and Frankenstein, circus freaks and headless children, right up to the serial killers and terrorists of today and the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow. Monsters embody our deepest anxieties and vulnerabilities, Asma argues, but they also symbolize the mysterious and incoherent territory beyond the safe enclosures of rational thought. Exploring sources as diverse as philosophical treatises, scientific notebooks, and novels, Asma unravels traditional monster stories for the clues they offer about the inner logic of an era's fears and fascinations. In doing so, he illuminates the many ways monsters have become repositories for those human qualities that must be repudiated, externalized, and defeated.
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