by Johnson, C. M.

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 398.46 J
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 398.46 J

A hiker spots a large, ape-like creature walking through the woods. Neighbors discover hoof prints on their roofs. Swimmers see a dark, snake-like shadow moving under the water. Creatures, part of Full Tilt's Origins: Urban Legends series, examines the origins and reported sightings of four mysterious creatures. Are they simply myths and legends, or could they be real? Many believe that some stories were invented to increase newspaper sales, while some people insist that they have seen and interacted with the creatures. Students will explore the evidence for themselves to separate fact from fiction.

Jersey Devil.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This volume in the Origins series offers an impressively evenhanded look at four different beasts of legend. The first, Sasquatch, sets the model for the book. After introducing the concept of the monster, a Best Recorded Sighting explains the famous Patterson-Gimlin footage as well as its potential status as a hoax. A two-page time line lays out a compact history of sightings (from pre-1800s onward), and Evidence For and Against leaves it up to readers to judge. Those expecting the usual suspects of Nessie, the Mothman, and the chupacabra are in for a bit of a surprise, with the Snallygaster, Ogopogo, and Jersey Devil rounding out the slate. The photos are a bit stock, but the layout is agreeably packed with factoids, glossary definitions, and more. A balanced take that never sacrifices the fun factor.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Origins (Full Tilt Press (Firm)). Urban legends.
Subjects Cryptozoology -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Folklore.
Imaginary creatures.
Publisher Fremont, CA :Full Tilt Press,2018
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 48) and index.
ISBN 9781629206080
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