Strange beasts are appearing around the world. This week alone, there was a ‘Snake with a hand‘ found in China by an elderly woman, and a ‘Gollum-like‘ creature discovered by a group of teenagers in Panama. The Gollum-creature in particular strikes a remarkable resemblance to the notorious ‘Montauk Monster‘ which appeared in New York a few years ago.
What are these creatures, and where did they come from? Are they aliens? Mutations? Are they clever hoaxes? I’d like to think that they are a new generation of mythical creatures, worthy of being celebrated much like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot.
As such, I’d like to present some of CSU Libraries collection of books relating to mythical creatures, perfect for school holiday reading or heavy research (depending on your line of thinking).
The Abominable Snowman Adventure by Ralph Izzard
Mythical Creature: Yeti
The Cave of the Cyclops by Homer
Mythical Creature: Cyclops
The Dragons Eye by Dugald Steer
Mythical Creature: Dragon
The Kraken by Gary Crew and Marc McBride
Mythical Creature: Kraken
The Mermaids Revenge: Folk Tales from Britain & Ireland by Forbes Stuart
Mythical Creature: Mermaid
The Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster by Jeanne Bendick
Mythical Creature: Loch Ness Monster
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Mythical Creature: Troll
The Unicorn by Emily Rodda
Mythical Creature: Unicorn
Reading Myths and Legends (CD-Rom)
Mythical Creatures: Mermaid, Medusa, Minotaur, Rainbow Serpent, Hercules and Troll