Published: September 15th 2020
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Length: 128 Pages
My Rating: 4 stars
From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider to Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome racoon-dog of Japanese folklore, this encyclopedia of mythical creatures covers legends, tales, and myths from around the world.
This is stunningly illustrated, the bright and colourful images eye-grabbing. As for the stories themselves, they are divided into region-specific mythology and go between full tales about mythical creatures to just brief introductory paragraphs about the beast. While not as comprehensive as I would have liked, focusing only on the regions most well known mythological beasts it is still a beautiful entertaining read. This is perfect for fans of mythology and as an introduction for children to the vast and varied myths that exist.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.