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Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were: Creatures, Places, and People (1986)

by Michael F. Page, Robert Ingpen (Illustrator), Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)

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I've had this book since high school and it's one of my favorites. It's not very comprehensive or detailed in many ways, but the combination of the text and images just fuels the imagination and makes you want to learn more.

This was one of the first books that really opened my eyes to the myths and depth of stories in other cultures. ( )
  Kellswitch | Jan 7, 2010 |
Well loved and well worn, this book is a favorite of our household. Not for sitting and reading per se... but as fuel for imagination and wonder. ( )
  Cygnus555 | Mar 22, 2008 |
One of the most beautifully constructed odes to fantasy and the imagination that I've ever seen. ( )
  israfel13 | Sep 3, 2006 |
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Ingpen, RobertIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Fentzke, GabrieleTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hardcover sales of more than 70,000 copies have made the Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were a classic illustrated reference to myths and legends from all corners of the world. Here--culled from mythology, literature, and folk tales--is the mystical realm that has populated humanity's imagination for centuries. Over 400 entries, engagingly written and organized by type of entity, make this a complete source of information and a visual feast. Among the entries are: from "The Cosmos," Quetzalcoatl and Scorpio; from "The Ground and Underground," centaurs, elves, and unicorns; from "Wonderland," Atlantis and El Dorado; from "Magic, Science, and Invention," flying carpets and the Trojan horse; from "Water, Sky, and Air," Pegasus and Moby-Dick; and from "The Night," a host of shuddersome creatures from vampires to the golem. This is a wild and wondrous gift for any visionary.

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