Monsters and Water Beasts (Hardcover)

Creatures of Fact or Fiction?

By Karen Miller, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805079029, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/17/2007)

List Price: 17.95*
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Mythical beasts or real creatures? You decide!

Big Foot, Moth Man, the Sea Serpent of Gloucester. These are just a few of the mythical beasts uncovered in this intriguing collection of extraordinary creatures. Firsthand accounts and the opinions of scientists weave together a fascinating web of fact and legend. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, you'll find much to ponder in the lore surrounding these monsters.

About the Author

Karen Miller is a former journalist. She lives in Burnsville, North Carolina. This is her first book for young readers.

Sergio Ruzzier has illustrated several books for young readers. His illustrations have appeared in "The New York Times," "The New Yorker," and "The Wall Street Journal." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction?

Why Mole Shouted and Other Stories, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier:

“The cartoon illustrations have a dreamy, almost surreal quality. The earth-tone palette echoes the characters’ underground world.” —SLJ

“The warm and immediate scenarios are perfect for the lap-sit crowd, who will also like Ruzzier’s small, softly shaded line-and-watercolor pictures.” —Booklist