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Our monster books are packed with information about mythical creatures, legends and beings.

  • A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts

    Olento Salaperainen

    Product Code: FGFB
    Hardback
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    The likes of dragons, vampires, pixies, witches and trolls have been popular for generations and A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts will help you learn more about them.

    Exploring each beast's legacy and focusing on a film or book that has placed them into popular culture, this is an essential guide for anyone who finds these beings compelling. The text reveals all about each creature's natural habitat, appearance and traits.

    Mermaids, gremlins, fairies and werewolves are also all covered in detail.
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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...
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  • 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.
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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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  • Fantastic Dragons and How to Draw Them

    Tom Kidd

    Product Code: BQGCY
    Paperback
    Delve deep into the magical world of Tom Kidd, and learn to draw and the fascinating, beautiful and dangerous species that wander through it: dragons. One of the world's leading fantasy artists, Tom Kidd will help you master the art of sketching and illustrating these fire-breathing beasts through his how-to-art exercises, accompanied by his fascinating advice and the techniques used by professionals like himself to draw these mystical creatures. In addition, a stunning visual library is included, breaking down the basic outlines and features of the dragon anatomy from scales and wings to talons and teeth. From there, morph this precious-looking book into your very own sketchbook-journal and record and design your own fierce creations on the interactive pages inside. Stick and paste inspiring photographs and drawings onto the pages, work little sketches onto the plain sheets, and paint the amazing minute details that appear on your fierce serpent's form - this will be your personal and ultimate notebook journaling your dragon adventure. If you're nervous about drawing freehand dragons right away, helpful bound-in templates are included for you to scan or trace while you build your confidence. With dozens of imaginative illustrations to inspire, discover the captivating world of dragon art and create an inky keepsake of these legendary creatures to treasure and share.
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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Fantastic Creatures and How to Draw Them

    Kev Walker

    Product Code: BRXRZ
    Paperback
    Delve deep into a magical world of Kev Walker, and learn how to draw 30 fascinating, beautiful and curious creatures that wander through it. A renowned comic book artist and illustrator, Kev Walker will help you master the art of sketching and illustrating a collection of marvellous beasts through his how-to-art exercises, accompanied by his fascinating advice and the techniques used by professionals like himself. From elementals that stalk you at night or the beasts that lurk beneath the water to the sand creatures that wander the lonely deserts of North Africa, there is a whole world of terrifyingly beautiful monsters to learn of and inspire you. Find stunning finished illustrations along with exciting ideas, hints, and practical lessons on how to recreate the monster yourself, including suggestions for adding movement and texture. From there, morph this precious-looking book into your very own sketchbook-journal and record and design your own fierce creations on the interactive pages inside. Stick and paste inspiring photographs and drawings onto the pages, work little sketches onto the plain sheets, and paint the amazing minute details that appear on your own beast's form - this will be your personal and ultimate notebook journaling your dark adventures. With dozens of imaginative illustrations to inspire, discover this captivating bestiary now and create your own inky keepsake of these legendary creatures to treasure and share.
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  • Magickal, Mystical Creatures

    D.J. Conway,DJ 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
    Other
    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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  • A Fairy Treasury

    Jacky Newcomb

    Product Code: BQIPA
    Paperback
    A Faerie Treasury is a comprehensive, insightful and magical guide to the world of the fae. You'll find a wealth of facts, real-life faerie stories, tips, advice and faerie inspiration. This detailed yet fun book explains the hierarchy of faerie, their culture, religion and lives, and is designed to be dipped into whenever you need inspiration - the perfect gift for anyone wanting to know how to bring faerie wisdom and magic into their lives. History, myths and real-life accounts are combined in this fascinating book, for all those who are intrigued by the enchanting, magical and mysterious realm of faeries. This is a repackage of A Faerie Treasury (ISBN: 9781401915537)
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  • Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse

    Ashe Barker

    Product Code: BQARF
    Hardback
    Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse is a skirmish-scale miniatures game of survival horror. It pits players against each other in a nightmarish near-future where the dead have returned to life and are feasting on the living. Players build their own factions, representing desperate civilians, military personnel, or hardened survivors, and must explore, scavenge, and fight in order to survive another day. Rival gangs are only one of the dangers they face - mindless zombies wander the streets, driven by insatiable hunger and drawn by the sound of combat! A gang's ability to scavenge is as vital as their combat ability, and players must ensure that they have the resources to survive in this hostile world. Scenarios and campaigns allow you to develop your gang, gain experience and recruit new henchmen to build up your strength or replace the inevitable casualties of the zombie apocalypse.
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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.
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  • Shapeshifters

    Nick Redfern

    Product Code: BKJPD
    Paperback
    While most people think of shapeshifters as nothing more than the werewolves and vampires of mythology and pop culture, the truth is much more fascinating and dangerous. Shapeshifters are real, they come in all kinds and sizes, and they have existed for countless millennia. This enthralling guide presents a menagerie of otherworldly creatures and half-human monsters, from were-cats to aliens. Discover legends and lore from around the world, experience first-hand encounters with shape-changing beasts that lurk in the night, and much more. Nick Redfern invites you on a supernatural journey into the domain of shapeshifters, where you ll meet them in all their savage and sinister glory.
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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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  • Zombie Survival Manual

    Sean T. Page

    Product Code: ALPQH
    Hardback
    What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Would you know how to protect your family, forage for food and hold your own if confronted by the undead? Packed with vital information about how to prepare yourself (mentally and physically) and your surroundings for attack, the Zombie Survival Manual will also include advice on how to flourish in a post-apocalyptic world. Accompanied by illustrations, maps, diagrams and step-by-step instructions, this manual will be essential reading for those interested in protecting themselves, their families and society at large from the living dead.
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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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