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Showing 9 entries for tag: Unicorn (hippos monokeras)

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Katie O’Neill

Aquicorn Cove

Lana, a motherless girl, returns to the small seaside town of Abalone with her father, to spend time with her Auntie Mae, and help her repair the family property after a storm. Walking on the beach and looking in rock pools, remembering times she spent there with her mother, Melody, Lana finds a curious, wounded creature, like a seahorse but not quite. She puts it in a jar of water, and takes advice from Mae to feed it brine shrimp. Later, while on beach clean-up, Lana is greeted by a larger ver(...)


YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America

Calef Brown, John Harris

Greece! Rome! Monsters!

Greece! Rome! Monsters! is an illustrated anthology of mythological creatures from the classical tradition. Organised alphabetically, it introduces young readers to twenty monsters, including well known characters like the Cyclops, Medusa, and the Minotaur, alongside more obscure figures such as the Basilisk and Manticore. In addition to the fearsome beasts are more pleasant equine creatures, the Hippocamp, Pegasus and the Unicorn. Curiously the Hydra does not feature, but the collection does in(...)


YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: United States of America

Thereza Rowe

In the Woods

In the Woods is, as the back cover says, “a collection of tales about a group of friends who use creativity and kindness to help each other through life’s adventures.” However, from the narrative point of view, it is actually one tale divided into three chapters: Olly’s Wings, Lionel’s Mane, and Red’s Wedding. Even though the mythological content is to be found only in the first story (which is summarized here in greater detail), the summary covers all three p(...)


YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

Ahn Do , Chris Wahl

Mighty Minotaur (Rise of the Mythix, 2)

The sequel to Rise of the Mythix (I): Golden Unicorn, this volume continues the adventures of Kelly Swift (the "unicorn" of the title), who with the archaeologist Stanley Solomon tries to outwit the evil billionaire William James who dominates society and has the power to suck the souls out of his victims and imprison them in paintings in his mansion. In the previous volume, William James has trapped Kelly’s mother. Kelly and Stanley are now on the run, while William’s forc(...)


YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: Australia

Voglio Una Mela Blu (V1MB) , Sybille Tezzele Kramer

Mischiamiti (Series)

“Mischiamiti” (series):“Mischiamiti. Il libro-gioco mitologico” (book-game), “Raccolta di filastrocche” per “Mischiamiti – il libro-gioco mitologico” (collection of nursery rhymes), “Le carte dei Mostri Mitologici” dal progetto a tema mitologico “Mischiamiti” (mythological monsters cards).“Mischiamiti” series contains interactive printing materials (such as “mix and match” game and car(...)


YEAR: 2016


Lisl Weil

Of Witches and Monsters and Wondrous Creatures

In this informational picture book, Weil takes young readers on a tour of mythical creatures from around the world. She opens by explaining the role of mythical creatures as providing answers for the things that happen that cannot be explained. "Some of these creatures were good; some were bad. Some were like animals; some were like people . . . Every country, every different group of people, had their own wicked monsters and wondrous creatures that became a part of the stories that were to(...)


YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY: United States of America

Julia Golding

Secret of the Sirens (The Companions Quartet, 1)

An 11-year-old girl, Connie, is considered a freak because of a strong mutual attraction and affinity she feels for various animals and birds. She has to change schools often and is finally sent to stay with her aunt and continue her education in the small seaside village of Hescombe, in south-west England. It is progressively revealed that creatures we know from mythology are real and live still today but hidden from the majority of people; there is a millennium-old society protecting mythologi(...)


COUNTRY: United Kingdom

Erika White

Unicorns and Friends

Unicorns and Friends is a combination of board book and toy, featuring the adventures of a group of colourful unicorns named Rosy, Blue, Clementine, Razzle-Berry, River, and Sherbet. Though they are a group, they each have distinctive characteristics: some are adventurous (Rosy and Razzle-Berry); Clementine likes sunshine while Blue enjoys evening walks… All love the “very special, magical creatures that are their friends and neighbours.” (p. 1). These creatures include Pol Pe(...)


YEAR: 2019


Kelsey Oseid

What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

What We See in the Stars is an informative work which uses attractive illustrations and clear language to communicate about the science of space, the history of space science (including ancient science), and the mythology connected to that science. The work is explicit at the start about its mission to teach science and mythology. It begins by explaining that knowledge of the stars was initially important for agriculture and navigation, and that modern star-gazing is a way to connect with "(...)


YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America