Graphic Mythical Creatures
Vampire myths beyond the popular tales of Count Dracula and Edward Cullen exist, and readers uncover many of them in this book. From a Serbian village to an American town, readers go on a journey to discover the most incredible vampire legends ever told. In the book's featured tale, readers come face-to-face with the horrifying Irish vampire Abhartach. His story is brought to life in the thrilling style of a graphic novel. With accessible text and exciting artwork, even the most reluctant readers will be drawn to the chilling stories that are waiting for them 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 Journal