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Imaginary Menagerie

A Book of Curious Creatures

Julie Larios, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)


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.

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)

— Kirkus Reviews

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152063252, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

About the Author

JULIE LARIOS is a prizewinning poet and a faculty member in the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.

Julie Paschkis has illustrated many award-winning books, including Yellow Elephant by Julie Larios, Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman, and Night Garden by Janet S. Wong. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at