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Atlas of monsters and ghosts
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If you believe that all you need to fight an evil bloodthirsty fiend is garlic or holy water, think again. What you need is to keep a cool head and reach for your copy of Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts !

Have you heard of the headless man roaming Edinburgh Castle? Or the mysterious girl who asks for a ride to the cemetery and then disappears into the night? What about orcs, trolls, gremlins, krakens, bunyips and the Yara-Ma-Yha-Who?

Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a trip around the globe to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, and more. Learn the defining characteristics of each beast, where it can be found and-most importantly-how to defeat it.

Organized by continent for easy monster-tracking, Lonely Planet Kids' Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts gives you the lowdown on the world's most famous ghosts and mythological creatures, each brought to life by Laura Brenlla's beautiful illustrations.

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids-an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet-published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

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Daring adventurers will want to study this atlas of horrors, helpfully compiled by Van Helsing himself, before their next thrill-seeking excursion. Its large, color-saturated pages boast a panoply of ghosts and monsters from around the world, roughly divided by continent, with additional sections focused on the Middle East, Japan, Greek mythology, water monsters, and specters of the famous. Employing playfully stylized digital illustrations, the book features monsters that are more caricature than nightmare fuel, and this quality is likewise reflected in the text's cheeky tone. Despite being more frosting than substance, kids will be drawn to this atlas like chupacabras to a goats' pen. Each featured region is prefaced with a two-page map, upon which its fearsome inhabitants are loosely positioned. Their profiles then follow, with some creatures receiving a few sentences and others boasting full- or double-page spreads. Van Helsing has tailored his guide to monster hunters, so many creatures are accompanied by tips for their defeat. While Europe's section skews decidedly Western, more variety exists elsewhere, and kids will enjoy discovering it.--Julia Smith Copyright 2010 Booklist
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