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Author Johnson, Hal, 1972- author.

Title Fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods : 20 chilling tales from the wilderness / Hal Johnson ; illustrated by Tom Mead.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Workman Publishing Co., Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Fiction    j JOHNSON,HAL    Available
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Description 167 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Note "Adapted from a book by William T. Cox, published in 1910 and now in the public domain, also called Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods"--Title page verso.
Some illustrations printed with glow-in-the-dark ink.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-167).
Contents Hodag -- Hugag -- Gumberoo - Roperite -- Snoligoster -- Leprocaun -- Funeral Mountain Terrashot -- Slide-Rock Bolter -- Toteroad Shagamaw -- Wapaloosie -- Cactus Cat -- Squonk -- Whirling Whimpus -- Acropelter -- Hoop Snake -- Snow Wasset -- Central American Whintosser -- Billdad -- Tripodero -- Hyampom Hog Bear -- Fearsome facts -- For those wanting more.
Summary Meet the fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods! The Hodag, like a spinybacked bull-horned rhinoceros packing 3,000 pounds of carnivorous fury. The Snoligoster, the reptilian beast that feeds on the shadows of its victims. And deadlier than a rattler, copperhead, or cottonmouth combined, the Hoop Snake, which can chase prey at speeds up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause the victim to turn purple, swell up, and die. For every kid who loves a good scare, here are 20 spooky, macabre, and yet whimsical tales about the most fantastical beasts in American folklore. Originally published in 1910 by William T. Cox and now inspiringly retold by Hal Johnson. Straight out of the era of Paul Bunyan, it speaks to an earlier time in American history, when the woods were indeed dark and deep and filled with mystery.
Subject Animals, Mythical -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Animals, Mythical -- Canada -- Juvenile literature.
Cox, William T. (William Thomas), 1878-1961 -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
Glow-in-the-dark books.
Monsters -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Adapted from (work): Cox, William T. (William Thomas), 1878-1961. Fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods
Mead, Tom, illustrator.
ISBN 9780761184614 (hardcover)
0761184619 (hardcover)

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