Fantasy Encyclopedia

Fantasy Encyclopedia




With a foreword by the award-winning fantasy author Jonathan Stroud, and illustration by some of the world's best illustrators including John Howe, the Fantasy Encyclopedia is a spectacular one-stop guide to the creatures and people of folklore and fantasy. From goblins and fairies to dragons and Dracula, this encyclopedia covers them all with sparkling, readable text and stunning illustrations. Discover how the magic of stories throughout the centuries has kept these creatures alive in traditions and cultures around the world. Using a highly visual approach, featuring more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this book will introduce readers to each fantasy character within its habitat and genre. Cross-reference boxes direct readers to popular books and movies starring these fantastical creatures. This is a must-have for any fantasy enthusiast!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753458471
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.13(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Stroud is the award-winning fantasy author of The Bartimeus Trilogy, which has just been optioned for production into a major motion picture.

Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award.

Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.

John Howe is a world-renowned fantasy illustrator who is best known for his visualization of the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. His work became one of the foundations for the design of the Peter Jackson movie adaptation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Patricia Ludlow has illustrated many children's books, including several on fairies and dragons, as well as the Fantasy Encyclopedia.

Nicki Palin is an accomplished illustrator whose work has been short-listed for the Mother Goose Award and the Kate Greenway Medal.

Richard Hook is an internationally acclaimed artist, renowned for his paintings of Native American culture.

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Fantasy Encyclopedia 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
nramos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A DK style book, simple and easy to use, with good illustrations.
Goofy60 More than 1 year ago
I read it like a million times and my friends and I play this game where you are fantasy creatures, and now we know the TRUTH about them!********
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't remember when I got this book. It is sooooo good, I know almost every single thing in that book. It's the best! I would recommend it to all ages and any kind of people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just baught this book last year and i used it for my english class for the twelve grade and my teacher loved it why because it has all the information about all the creatuers what to do when you see one and how to find them. And plus it has some greek and chinease mythology in it and its also great for halloween trust me you will love this book.