Magnificent magical beasts : inside their secret world
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|aMagnificent magical beasts :|binside their secret world /|cSimon Holland ; illustrated by Gary Blythe [and seven others]
|aNew York :|bBloomsbury,|c2016
|a47 pages :|bcolour illustrations ;|c32 cm
|aEnter an incredible world of magical beasts, dare to draw near to their captivating powers, and discover the spellbinding stories of sixteen favorite mythical creatures from around the world. Venture into this world and you'll discover why griffins collect a gem called agate, how to put out dragonfire, how mischievous elves can cause terrible nightmares, and much, much more. Magnificent Magical Beasts is a beautiful, luxurious gift book showcasing a fascinating menagerie of creatures from the world's timeless mythologies and legends. Presented in an incredible package with spectacular cover finishes, it is sure to be treasured by fantasy enthusiasts. Each beast is beautifully illustrated with rich, enchanting artworks, accompanied by amazing facts about each
|aFive feature spreads take a different approach to a particular beast - including a gleaming guide to the world's dragons and an enchanting introduction to elf spells and tricks. Imaginative flourishes such as a cutaways showing constellations (see where Pegasus's story ends) and a die-cut linking the lustrous feathers of the phoenix with those of the terrifying harpies make this a truly inspiring exploration of some wonderfully strange creatures
With legendary magical beasts making the leap from page to the silver screen, this beautifully illustrated guide to fantastical creatures is the perfect gateway into their mysterious world . . .Step into the enchanted, cinematic world of dragons, werewolves, mermaids, and dozens of other creatures in this spellbinding, fully illustrated guide to magical beasts. And prepare to see magical beasts from around the world in a brand new way Discover why the phoenix sings an enchanting song, how to tame a unicorn, the best way to defeat a basilisk, and much more, in full color illustrations so vivid that each creature seems as though it's leaping off of a movie screen. This book is a must-have on every aspiring magical beast expert's journey to immersing themselves in this thrilling new world.
Simon Holland has been writing and editing non-fiction books of all colors, shapes, subjects and sizes, for children and adults, for more than seventeen years. His background is in medieval literature and history, but he has become passionate about the communication of science, nature and technology-related subjects. As a writer, Simon has a penchant for anything fantastic, philosophical, puzzling, paranormal and peculiar.