Fearsome Creatures Of The Lumberwoods

Fearsome Creatures Of The Lumberwoods

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An illustrated children's book inspired by a 1910 book of the, same name, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods chronicles 20 monstrous beasts. There's the Hodag, who stalks the forests of Wisconsin, using his spade-shaped nose to level trees in search of prey. The cactus cat of the American Southwest, which survives drinking the ichor that flows from cactus trees and screeches through the desert nights. And the nearly hairless Gumberoo of the Pacific coast with a hide so rubbery that anything thrown at him bounces right back. Plus 17 more!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 133 x 234 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • luminescent, B&W illustrations throughout
  • 0761184619
  • 9780761184614
  • 1,012,509

Review quote

"A folk treasure as well as required reading for hikers, trail bikers, and would-be cryptid hunters."" - STARRED Kirkus Review" "A darkly comic Poe-like bestiary." --Chris Priestley, author of "Uncle Montague s Tales of Terror"" "These are stories to be read late at night to an audience willing to be surprised, startled, and kept up wondering about what might lurk nearby."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wildly imaginative and delightfully macabre."--Booklist, starred review
"A folk treasure as well as required reading for hikers, trail bikers, and would-be cryptid hunters."
- Kirkus, starred review
"A captivating collection for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark, this is also ideal for those looking for something fresh, creative, and deliciously creepy. Outstanding faux-lore creature tales that will blow away middle school readers."
- School Library Journal, starred review
"A darkly comic Poe-like bestiary."
--Chris Priestley, author of Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror These are stories to be read late at night to an audience willing to be surprised, startled, and kept up wondering about what might lurk nearby.
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wildly imaginative and delightfully macabre." Booklist, starred review
A folk treasure as well as required reading for hikers, trail bikers, and would-be cryptid hunters.
Kirkus, starred review
"A captivating collection for fans of Alvin Schwartz sScary Tales to Tell in the Dark, this is also ideal for those looking for something fresh, creative, and deliciously creepy.Outstandingfaux-lore creature tales that will blow away middle school readers."
School Library Journal, starred review
"A darkly comic Poe-like bestiary."
--Chris Priestley, author of Uncle Montague s Tales of Terror"
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About Hal Johnson

Hal Johnson is the author of Immortal Lycanthropes, The Mad Tryst, and The Murder of Gonzago.

Tom Mead is a pen-and-ink artist who exhibits his work under the name "Mr. Mead."
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Rating details

244 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 24% (59)
4 28% (68)
3 30% (74)
2 15% (36)
1 3% (7)
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