Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead is the most fun anyone can have with some of the nastiest creatures ever imagined! Who can resist morsels like the fact that “Drakul” means “son of the dragon” in Romanian, that the first Golem may have been Enkidu, who appeared in the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, and that Frankenstein’s Monster was first inspired by Mary Shelley’s nightmare?
Governor General’s Award-winner Arthur Slade has gathered together fifteen scary critters, ranging from Dracula to Golem, from Frankenstein to Baba Yaga and even a zombie. He provides facts, real history, imagined history, and lots of jokes to make these creatures come to life. Slade’s hilarious text presents delicious imagined gossip, favorite blood types, favorite movies, and even favorite haunts (you should pardon the expression) with character descriptions and thoroughly researched background information.
Lively black-and-white illustrations by Derek Mah make this a book that is sure to be a hit with every monster-loving reader.
About the Author
ARTHUR SLADE's The Hunchback Assignments won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. Its three sequels were all finalists for the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award, and The Dark Deeps was also a finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade's previous books include Dust, winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, as well as Tribes, Megiddo's Shadow, Jolted, Monsterology, Villainology and the Canadian Chills series. He lives in Saskatoon.
Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English honor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years in advertising and is now a full-time fiction writer. He is the author of the "Northern Frights" series, the "Canadian Chills" series, Dust, which won the 2001 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, and Tribes. Monsterology was his first "creepy" collection, and this is his second. His most recent novel is Megiddo's Shadow. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife, Brenda, and daughter, Tori.
Derek Mah draws and paints in Calgary, Alberta, in the company of his wife Cari, two cats, and a pair of guinea pigs. He has spent the past twenty years trying to convince anyone who will listen that it is a real job, too.