Greece! Rome! Monsters! by John Harris

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Everybody's heard of a centaur, but not everyone has seen a blue centaur dressed to head out to a disco! He's one of the updated mythological creatures who populate Greece! Rome! Monsters!. This book presents twenty creepy creatures--from harpies to Medusa herself to the fire-breathing Chimera--in jazzy retellings by John Harris, with eye-popping illustrations by Southern California illustrator Calef Brown. Together, the words and pictures provide children (and grownups!) with close encounters of the mythological kind. Includes a bonus pronunciation guide and a pop quiz that will test to see if young readers have really been paying attention.

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Harris is Senior Editor at Getty Publications. Calef Brown writes and illustrates at his home on the coast of Maine. His other titles include "Hallowilloween, Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Soup for Breakfast" and the #1 "New York Times" Bestseller Flamingos on the Roof.
Published October 3, 2002 by J. Paul Getty Museum. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A rooster-headed, dragon-bodied Basilisk, shown trotting across a volcanic landscape, kills with an angry glance: "One look from him/ and whammo!—you're dead./ …/ (And that's where we get the strange expression a basilisk gaze.)" Prancing fauns cause a literal "Pan-ic," since "Pan… liked to jump ...

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