Explore the fascinating world of cryptozoology with this fun guide, filled with eyewitness accounts of 50 cryptids found throughout the world, some of which have been proven real.
Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that fall between the realm of real and imaginary on the scientific spectrum. Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide offers a closer look at fifty of these amazing creatures, examining the best possible evidence for each, including scientific papers, magazine and newspaper articles, and credible eyewitness accounts.
The fifty cryptids are arranged in order alphabetically, and in addition to speculative illustrations, include details like when they were first reported, whether they are terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic, and each have a reality rating of 1 to 6, in which 1 means that the cryptid has been confirmed as a hoax, and 6 means the cryptid has been proven as real.
This page-turning guide will inspire curious readers to investigate more on their own, and maybe even help to prove if a cryptid is a hoax or is real.
"A collection of creepy cryptids for the courageous connoisseur" --Kirkus Reviews
"Spears’s ashy blue drawings have the impromptu feel of field sketches, while facts and alleged eyewitness accounts lend further credence to this fun handbook. Halls also provides a heartening message to readers: for any cryptid proven nonexistent, there are plenty of other weird and wonderful species to compensate." --Publishers Weekly
"This is a solid addition for libraries serving elementary and middle school students." --School Library Connection
"Cryptid Creatures is a joyful romp through a world of possibility."--City Book Review
"Kelly Milner Halls shares exciting information that, amidst all the fun fantasy, also manages to be both historically accurate and scientific. Cryptid Creatures will encourage kids to discover the world around them and explore the its many wonders"--Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
"I urge you to check out this remarkable title and share it with kids you know who need a portal to potential!"--Unpacking the Power of Picture Books
"Cryptid Creatures is a well-researched and written field guide of 50 cryptid creatures" --Kid Lit Reviews