In Search of Sasquatch
By Kelly Milner Halls
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547257617, 64pp.)
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
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What is Sasquatch? Thousands of people believe in it. Hundreds say they have seen it. But the
mystery of Sasquatch has not been solved . . .
Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is a cryptid—a creature of cryptozoology. Cryptozoology is the study of creatures not recognized by traditional science, and it is the quest to understand things that cannot be proven via ordinary channels. Kelly Milner Halls interviews cryptozoologists, linguistics experts, anthropologists, biologists, and regular people like us who have seen, heard, or maybe stumbled across evidence leading them to believe that Sasquatch is real. Serious Sasquatch seekers are as skeptical as unbelievers. They are not out to collect great stories. They are out to put together facts. The difference is, they are willing to keep an open mind. Do you believe in Sasquatch?
Kelly Milner Halls lives in Spokane, Washington. She is the author of many books for young readers, including Tales of the Cryptids: Creatures That May or May Not Exist and Saving the Baghdad Zoo. Kelly also works with author Chris Crutcher and enjoys doing school visits and talks all over the United States.
"[An] impressive one-stop shop for Sasquatch enthusiasts...Halls hits the big points but does not leave out double-take worthy, lesser-known stories." --Booklist