Graphic Mythical Creatures
Mermaids have been a part of mythology for thousands of years, captivating people from the days of ancient Greece through modern times. In this book, readers explore exciting stories of these dangerously charming creatures--from the deadly Russian rusalka to the helpful jengu of Cameroon. In addition to these intriguing legends, readers discover the British tale of a kindly mermaid and her magical comb. Presented in eye-catching graphic-novel form, this story is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers with its detailed drawings and easy-to-follow text. Readers are able to explore a world of undersea stories like never before in this book.
* 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 JournalBook Review: MermaidsBeautiful colored illustrations show depictions of mermaids from history and in artists' imaginations. Mermaids will pique the imagination of young readers about the various myths and origins of the mystical mermaid.Midwest Book Review