Creatures of Legend
Throughout history, people have used folklore to make sense of the world around them. Creatures of Legend introduces you to some of the world's most popular legendary creatures. Learn where and why these legends began, how they are reflected in different cultures, and how they are understood today.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF016000, JNF052030, JNF051150|
|Subject||Animals, Myths & Legends|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Creatures of Legend - Horn Book Guide
These slim books include solid background information about the myths and legends surrounding these creatures from the multiple cultures and geographic regions. Also discussed is the creatures’ presence in popular culture. The short, simple sentences; wide leading between lines of text; and photos make these approachable books on high-interest topics. Discussion and writing prompts are appended.
Creatures of Legend – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Rather than focusing on more general myths and legends, [this] series offers a peek into specific monsters and mythical beasts as they appear in world mythologies. By necessity, each of the books is somewhat brief, rather than delving into any topic in depth. Unicorns is the best of the set, narrowing its focus primarily on the Medieval romantic unicorn, providing small anecdotes about earlier appearances of unicornlike creatures in mythology, and leading into modern depictions of unicorns in popular fiction. Bigfoot and Yeti and Werewolves do an excellent job with their subject material. . .