Imaginary Menagerie (Hardcover)

A Book of Curious Creatures

By Julie Larios, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152063252, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

List Price: 16.00*
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Who is half gallop, half walk? Who can turn you to stone with one look? Whose voice do you hear in the splash on the shore? Centaurs, mermaids, and other curious creatures populate these wondrous poems and paintings, inspired by a mythological world full of imagination and mystery. Includes end notes about cultures and legends.

About the Author

JULIE LARIOS is the author of several picture books and is a prizewinning poet for children and adults. She is on the faculty of the Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults program and lives in Seattle, Washington.JULIE PASCHKIS has illustrated numerous books for children and has had her paintings featured in many gallery shows. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures

* “Using poems and pictures, this modern bestiary proves a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures. . . . Each creature is described in a poem capturing some of its unique features as well as its mystery. . . . End-pages ingeniously unite the curious creatures providing the perfect start and finish to this little masterpiece.” (starred review)