Graphic Mythical Creatures
Readers explore some of the century old legends of firebirds that exist around the world. Readers discover myths from places as different as Russia and Egypt, uncovering incredible tales through simple, accessible text. The featured story of Prince Ivan's quest for a prized firebird is presented in the engaging style of a graphic novel, with exciting artwork that will make even the most reluctant readers eager to turn each page.
* Reviews *Series Review: Graphic Mythical CreaturesEach book includes a two-page introduction to the creature to root its appearance in history and mythology, as well as a graphic-novel-style story about it and a page about related stories from other countries or mythological traditions. the books as a whole include a wide range of stories, from Greek myth to Russian fairy tales to medieval legends, so readers will get a feel for the wide range of the myths, something readers of individual titles only might miss. The stories are action packed and character driven, matched with artwork reminiscent of superhero comics. Characters, rather than creatures, are the prime focus of the stories in most cases, in terms of plot and imagery. Readers should be engaged by this treatment.School Library Journal