Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters


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$24.99  $23.24
Carolrhoda Books (R)
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10.7 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.75 pounds

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About the Author

Carlyn Beccia (pronounced Betcha) is an author, illustrator and graphic designer. Beccia's children's books, including Monstrous, The Raucous Royals, I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat, and They Lost Their Heads, have won numerous awards including the Golden Kite Honor, the International Reading Association's Children's and Young Adult Book Award, and the Cybils Award. If you would like to know what she has in her zombie preparedness kit, visit her at


"A fantastically researched, absolutely delectable approach to science education."--starred, Booklist

-- (8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Informative and entertaining throughout for readers undead or otherwise."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (7/22/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Beccia tickles her audience's prefrontal cortexes with eye-opening biology, riveting physics, savory nutrition and more, to prove that 'Science is stronger than fear.'"--Shelf Awareness

-- (11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"In 'Monstrous, ' which is filled with Beccia's sharp and funny illustrations, you can learn loads of basic monster facts (such as 'Where to find the Kraken and other sea creatures' and 'The anatomy of Godzilla'), as well as more offbeat information (such as 'How to communicate with a werewolf' and 'How to become as immortal as a vampire')."--Washington Post

-- (10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"[R]eaders will savor details about how history, superstition, and human perception have inspired some of the most feared and beloved monster legends."--Publishers Weekly

-- (9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"[T]he connections to history and science also make the text fascinating and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny."--School Library Journal

-- (8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM)