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Mysteries of the Cosmic Joker

Brian Innes, Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174628

Is there some mysterious force of nature that has a sense of humor, causing seemingly unexplained and bizarre things to happen on Earth? Flying omelets and shoals of fish falling out of the sky may have perfectly sensible explanations, but how do we explain the way that twins separated at birth have time and again followed the same path through life? In this intriguing book, scientists use science and chaos theory to try to explain the Cosmic Joker.

Ten of the Best Mythical Hero Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177377

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of battles between heroes and powerful opponents. Tales include: Theseus versus the Minotaur, and Perseus versus Medusa, from Greek mythology; Beowulf versus monsters and dragons from Anglo-Saxon mythology; and the Mayan twins versus the lords of the Underworld. Other well-known stories feature Sinbad the Sailor from Arabic literature and the Swiss hero William Tell. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Witch and Sorcerer Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177391

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell folktales and legends from different cultures about characters with magical powers. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle

Brian Innes, Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174611

Why do aircraft and ships seem to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? Since the time of Christopher Columbus there have been reports of strange sightings and vessels lost while traveling through the Devils Triangle. Are the legends make-believe, or is there something sinister waiting in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle?

Ten of the Best Animal Myths

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177322

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell fables and folktales from different cultures featuring animal characters that often speak and act like humans in order to teach a lesson. Tales include: Anansi the Spider, and Mainu the Frog, from African folktales; Brer Rabbit, an African American folktale; Wenebojo and the Buffalo, a Native American legend; the Hare and the Tortoise, a Greek fable; and Androcles and the Lion, a Roman fable. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Monster Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177360

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell tales from different cultures of legendary creatures, both good and bad. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best Giant Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177346

Ten boldly illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of giants, who were usually villains being outwitted and defeated by mythological heroes. Myths include: the hero Heracles versus the hated giant Geryon, and Odysseus versus the giant Cyclops Polyphemus, from Greek mythology; the good-natured giant Finn McCool from Celtic mythology; the Mayan twins versus the destructive mountain giant Cabracan, from Mayan mythology; Sedna, the giant goddess of the sea, from Inuit mythology; and the giant Goliath who was slain by David, from the Bible. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ghost Ships

Adrienne Montgomerie (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193261

How does something enormous suddenly disappear? Readers will be amazed by how frequently large ships are lost without a trace. But sometimes it is just the crew that has disappeared. Get the facts on the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste, the Flying Dutchman, the Rosalie, USS Cyclops, and the lost ships of California’s Colorado desert.

Conspiracy!

Charlie Samuels (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192028

A small percentage of people believe in conspiracy theories—stories about secret plans to commit crimes and hide the truth. Readers will be shocked by such outrageous claims as Queen Victoria's grandson was Jack the Ripper, U.S. President Roosevelt allowed the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor, billionaire Howard Hughes left his fortune to a stranger who gave him a lift one night, and the moon landing was a hoax!

Haunted Churches and Graveyards

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120540

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind churches and graveyards around the world that are reported to be haunted. From ghosts that rise above their final resting places to spooky paranormal occurrences inside holy places, readers will learn about the debunked and unexplained stories. Eyewitness accounts and historical records support the narrative style and allow readers to evaluate evidence for themselves.

Haunted at Sea

Jaime Winters (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120571

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind ships and sites at sea around the world that are reported to be haunted. From disastrous voyages and missing ships to ghostly sailors and other creatures, narrative text weaves paranormal tales for readers. Historical records and eyewitness accounts are the evidence for the debunked or unexplained stories.

Haunted Towns and Villages

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120557

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind towns and villages around the world that are reported to be haunted. Narrative stories of haunted houses, disaster sites, and spooky streets are told in this engaging book. Readers will examine eyewitness accounts and historical records of the debunked and unexplained tales, and decide for themselves if the evidence proves that villagers and townspeople did live among ghosts.

Haunted Woods and Caves

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120564

This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind woods and caves around the world that are reported to be haunted. Readers will examine eyewitness accounts and historical records of ghostly beings, paranormal creatures, and other occurrences in the natural world. A narrative style weaves the terrifying tales, and clear text lays out the debunked and unexplained occurrences.

Understanding Egyptian Myths

Sheri Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180162

In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Egyptian myths and legends. Several ancient Egyptians myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.

How to Tell a Myth

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196927

A myth is a story that attempts to explain a natural phenomena-such as how the world was created. Myths often include supernatural characters who have extraordinary powers. How To Tell a Myth is an engaging title that introduces readers to myths from around the world and highlights the common elements that make up this genre. Step-by-step instructions help readers create their own myths.

Understanding Mesoamerican Myths

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191137

This interesting books describes the mythology of Mesoamerica, which encompasses the general region of Central America. A mixture of myths from many cultures, including the Aztecs and the Mayans, these stories about the creation of the world and the afterlife helped these ancient cultures explain what was happening in their world. Topics featured include: Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec creator god Huitzilopochtli, the supreme god of Tenochtitlanthe capital city of the Aztec empire Maya hieroglyphic writing

Understanding Native American Myths

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191144

Explore the rich worldview of Native North American tribes through their myths and legends. Tales originating from various tribes functioned in a number of important ways: they explained the story of creation, described the relationship of humans to the rest of the universe, and preserved the sacred history of the tribe. In addition, myths and storytelling helped Native Americans pass on knowledge related to hunting, fishing, farming, healing the sick, and dealing with conflict or disaster. This book also places their mythology in historical context, for example, connecting earth myths with the Native Americans' real-life, tragic struggle to preserve their lands. Topics include: the Great Mystery animal guides the four directions

Understanding Norse Myths

Brian Williams (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191151

In this captivating book, readers are introduced to the mythology that reflects the religious beliefs and social practices of the Scandinavian people and the fearsome Vikings. Readers learn about the great Norse gods and the Nine Worlds. They will also discover how the physical geography of Scandinavia influenced their mythology. Topics include: Ragnark, the prophecy of battles ending in death for many heroes Beowulf, a legendary king Fenrir, the wolf

Ten of the Best God and Goddess Stories

David West David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177353

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of powerful gods and goddesses in mythology clashing with each other and with humans. Myths include: Pandora opening the box that releases the evils of humanity, and King Midas whose touch turned everything to gold, from Greek mythology; Ganesha, the god with the elephant head, from Indian mythology; Thors Hammer, from Norse mythology; mighty Glooscap and the baby Wasis from Native American mythology; and the god Horus taking back the throne of Egypt, from Egyptian mythology. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

How the Camel got his Hump

Stefania Colnaghi Robert Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180414

Camel is the laziest animal on Earth. And he's also very rude! Can the desert god teach him a lesson he'll never forget?

How the Elephant got its Trunk

Garyfallia Leftheri Robert Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180421

Elephant's child never stops asking questions. And when he asks what Crocodile eats for dinner, he gets a big surprise!

Understanding Roman Myths

Robin Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180186

In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Roman myths and legends. Several ancient Roman myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.

Understanding Chinese Myths

Megan Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180155

In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Chinese myths and legends. Several ancient Chinese myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.

Understanding Greek Myths

Natalie Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180179

In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Greek myths and legends. Several ancient Greek myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.