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Fantasy Encyclopedia

by Judy Allen

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With a foreword by the award-winning fantasy author Jonathan Stroud, and illustration by some of the world's best illustrators including John Howe, the Fantasy Encyclopedia is a spectacular one-stop guide to the creatures and people of folklore and fantasy. From goblins and fairies to dragons and Dracula, this encyclopedia covers them all with sparkling, readable text and stunning illustrations. Discover how the magic of stories throughout the centuries has kept these creatures alive in traditions and cultures around the world. Using a highly visual approach, featuring more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this book will introduce readers to each fantasy character within its habitat and genre. Cross-reference boxes direct readers to popular books and movies starring these fantastical creatures. This is a must-have for any fantasy enthusiast!… (more)
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My sister left this book at home so I was reading through it. It's pretty good for a kid's book ( )
  DoomLuz | Jul 20, 2021 |
While several important fantasy archetypes were left out, the ones that were included had lovely illustrations. I also thought the lists of moveis and books that included each creature/archetype were useful. The book could have used a little more text though, and I probably will sell this once I find a more comprehensive fantasy encyclopedia to replace it. ( )
  oxoClaireoxo | May 22, 2010 |
The Fantasy Encyclopedia offers a brief history and colorful illustrations of hundreds of mythical creatures. From Fairies to Goblins, and Mermaids to Manticores, this encyclopedia is definitely informative with names and origins of the featured creatures, but it offers little else in way of description. It is an encyclopedia for young readers so I feel getting too descriptive would have been a negative aspect in this particular book. Given the author's chosen audience, I would say this book is a great starting point for young readers to begin learning about the supernatural world. ( )
1 vote AmeliasBooks | May 4, 2009 |
Very beautifully illustrated, this book contains references to creatures from dragons to nymphs, as well as cites literature they play a role in. My only complaint about this book is that I wish there were more supernatural beings listed and explained, although there were a large portion already discribed as it was. ( )
  FantasyFreak | Mar 25, 2007 |
A DK style book, simple and easy to use, with good illustrations. ( )
  nramos | Jan 13, 2007 |
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With a foreword by the award-winning fantasy author Jonathan Stroud, and illustration by some of the world's best illustrators including John Howe, the Fantasy Encyclopedia is a spectacular one-stop guide to the creatures and people of folklore and fantasy. From goblins and fairies to dragons and Dracula, this encyclopedia covers them all with sparkling, readable text and stunning illustrations. Discover how the magic of stories throughout the centuries has kept these creatures alive in traditions and cultures around the world. Using a highly visual approach, featuring more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this book will introduce readers to each fantasy character within its habitat and genre. Cross-reference boxes direct readers to popular books and movies starring these fantastical creatures. This is a must-have for any fantasy enthusiast!

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With a foreword by the award-winning fantasy author Jonathan Stroud, and
illustration by some of the world's best illustrators including John Howe, the
Fantasy Encyclopedia is a spectacular one-stop guide to the creatures and people of folklore and fantasy. From goblins and fairies to dragons and Dracula, this encyclopedia covers them all with sparkling, readable text and stunning illustrations. Discover how the magic of stories throughout the centuries has kept these creatures alive in traditions and cultures around the world. Using a highly visual approach, featuring more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this book will introduce readers to each fantasy character within its habitat and genre. Cross-reference boxes direct readers to popular books and movies starring these fantastical creatures. This is a must-have for any fantasy enthusiast!
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