Monstrous Tales



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Stories of Strange Creatures and Fearsome Beasts from around the World

Monstrous Tales is a collection of traditional folktales about bewitching and bloodthirsty creatures.

Translated and transcribed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these tales celebrate the diversity of—and surprising resonances among—folklore traditions around the world.

Welcome to a world of magical adventure: a mysterious wolf pursues a bridegroom through a dark forest, a princess is trapped in a monster's body, and a dragon is coming with a storm in its wake.

  • The tales come alive alongside spellbinding contemporary art by Chinese illustrator Sija Hong.
  • Each story transports readers to a different enthralling world.
  • Part of the popular Tales series, featuring Tales of Japan, Celtic Tales, and Tales of India

As readers roam from Japan to Nigeria and Ireland to Guyana, they'll witness deadly pacts, heroic feats, and otherworldly journeys.

Features tales from Australia, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Sioux Nation, Guyana, Iceland, India, Inuit Nunangat, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Philippines, Pueblo of Isleta, Scotland, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine.

      • Author: Chronicle Books , Sija Hong (Illustrated by)
      • Format: Hardcover
      • Pages: 160 pages
      • Dimensions9.3" x 8"