Sea Monsters Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Chloe Aridjis
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948226042

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, this intoxicating story of a teenage girl who trades her a middle–class upbringing for a quest for meaning in 1980s Mexico is “a surreal, captivating tale about the power of a youthful imagination, the lure of teenage transgression, and its inevitable disappointments” (Los Angeles Review of Books) One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen–year–old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking―recklessness, impulse, independence. Tomás may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession: she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs. According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa’s surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca. Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will “promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery.” It is a quest more easily envisioned than accomplished. As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the “Beach of the Dead.” Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter. A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds. Set to a pulsing soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us. "Aridjis is deft at conjuring the teenage swooniness that apprehends meaning below every surface. Like Sebald’s or Cusk’s, her haunted writing patrols its own omissions . . . The figure of the shipwreck looms large for Aridjis. It becomes a useful lens through which to see this book, which is self–contained, inscrutable,

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters


  • Author : Jane Austen
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594744426

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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Excerpt :

New York Times bestseller An uproarious tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem inspired by the classic Jane Austen novel—from the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

Sea Monsters Book

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Joseph Nigg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226925189

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

The mythic creature expert and author of Phoenix takes readers through a bestiary of sea monsters featured on the famous 16th century map Carta Marina. In the sixteenth century, sea serpents, giant man-eating lobsters, and other monsters were thought to swim the waters of Norther Europe, threatening seafarers who ventured too far from shore. Thankfully, Scandinavian mariners had Olaus Magnus, who in 1539 charted these fantastic marine animals in his influential map of the Nordic countries, the Carta Marina. In Sea Monsters, mythologist Joseph Nigg brings readers face-to-face with these creatures and other magnificent components of Magnus’s map. Nearly two meters wide in total, the map’s nine wood-block panels comprise the largest and first realistic portrayal of the region. But in addition to its important geographic significance, Magnus’s map goes beyond cartography to scenes both domestic and mystic. Close to shore, Magnus shows humans interacting with common sea life—boats struggling to stay afloat, merchants trading, children swimming, and fisherman pulling lines. But from the offshore deeps rise some of the most terrifying sea creatures imaginable—like sea swine, whales as large as islands, and the Kraken. In this book, Nigg draws on Magnus’s own text to further describe and illuminate these inventive scenes and to flesh out the stories of the monsters. Sea Monsters is a stunning tour of a world that still holds many secrets for us land dwellers, who will forever be fascinated by reports of giant squid and the real-life creatures of the deep that have proven to be as bizarre and otherworldly as we have imagined for centuries. It is a gorgeous guide for enthusiasts of maps, monsters, and the mythic. “[A] beautiful new exploration of the Carta Marina.”—Wired

The Book of Sea Monsters Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Book of Sea Monsters


  • Author : Nigel Suckling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 087951860X

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The Book of Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Explores the myth, legend, scientific documentation, and fiction inspired by sea monsters.

Sea Monsters Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Michael J. Everhart
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 1426200854

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Sharks and dinosaurs--we find them both alien and awe-inspiring. This book is a plunge into the Cretaceous oceans of 80 million years ago, a merciless realm ruled by the most ferocious animals ever to stalk the seas of planet Earth. More terrifying than a

Sea Monsters Book

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Krystyna Poray Goddu
  • Publisher : Monster Mania
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512425932

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Shares information on sea monsters, including the kraken, the Loch Ness monster, and the kappa.

Sea Monsters Book

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Paul Harrison
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2007-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1404242244

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Introduces marine animals of the past and present that live in the murky depths of oceans and lakes, from viperfish and crocodiles to giant squids and great white sharks.

Are Sea Monsters Real  Book

Are Sea Monsters Real


  • Author : Ginjer L. Clarke
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-07-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593520208

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Are Sea Monsters Real Excerpt :

Learn about the history of sea monsters in this photographic nonfiction leveled reader perfect for kids interested in the natural - and unnatural - world! Did you know that the legendary Hercules fought against the hydra, a sea monster with many heads? Or that the giant squid may not sink ships like the hydra, but it is still powerful enough to use its 30-foot-long tentacles to turn a whale into prey? That means that enormous creatures still lurk in the depths of the ocean! Embracing children's delight in the mythical creatures while also imparting fascinating facts about the real ones, discover the history of these special animals and decide for yourself if you believe in sea monsters! With simple language and vivid photographs, Are Sea Monsters Real? is perfect for emerging readers curious about the natural world and these legendary creatures.

Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies


  • Author : David Sinden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439167908

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Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies Excerpt :

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Beasts (RSPCB) operates a rescue center for werewolves, dragons, fairies, giants, sea monsters, and other fantastical creatures. The RSPCB has stopped crimes against beasts, but there are still some people out there who will do anything to get their hands on one of these mythic animals . . . even if that means crossing the members of the RSPCB. In the first book, Werewolf versus Dragon, a dragon’s mangled body arrives at the RSPCB, and the Society knows that they’ve got a real monster on their hands. Ulf, a werewolf-boy, and his friends must stop the most evil beast hunter before it’s too late. The adventure continues in the second book, Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies, for Ulf and his friends, Orson the giant, Tiana the Fairy, and Dr. Fielding. A sea monster has suffered a life-threatening injury, and it looks like the evil Baron Marackai is back—and this time beasts are on the menu. Ulf must stop him again—the future of the RSPCB depends on it.

Sea Monsters Book

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Liz Miles
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482430455

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

While land-dwelling dinosaurs get a lot of attention, prehistoric seas were teeming with weird-looking creatures, too. Some of them were just as ferocious as any T. rex, like the Megalodon with its massive teeth and bottomless appetite. Swamps, lakes, rivers, and estuaries were also dangerous places for land animals, just ask the prey of the "super croc," the Sarcosuchus. Dino fans will love diving in to this fact-filled book. Exciting text and colorful images will spark their imaginations to run wild and make them happy these creatures aren't still looking for a tasty bite!

Sea Monsters Book

Sea Monsters


  • Author : David Schach
  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781600146442

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

"Engaging images accompany information about sea monsters. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--Provided by publisher.

Sea Monsters Book

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Melissa Higgins
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781629681610

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Sea Monsters introduces you to one of the world's most popular legendary creatures. Learn where and why these legends began, how they are reflected in different cultures, and how they are understood today. Complete with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Sea Monsters Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Sea Monsters


  • Author : Mary Pope Osborne
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375846632

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Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Provides readers with answers to questions regarding the diverse creatures who live in the oceans, with a review of some of the myths regarding sea monsters and the like.

Scary Sea Monsters Book

Scary Sea Monsters


  • Author : Tom Jackson
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433940477

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Scary Sea Monsters Excerpt :

Introduces several examples of unusual and dangerous sea creatures that live in the depths of the world's oceans, lakes, and rivers, including the fangtooth, Japanese devil ray, electric catfish, killer whale, gulper eel, and blue-ringed octopus.

Sea Monsters vs  Dragons Book

Sea Monsters vs Dragons


  • Author : Michael John O'Hearn
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496661463

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Sea Monsters vs Dragons Excerpt :

The masters of sky and sea confront each other in this monstrous battle. Few beasts can match the power of a fire breathing dragon. But huge sea monsters are also fearsome forces of nature. Discover the weapons and abilities of these mighty beasts, and then get ready for a fiery, head to head fight.