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A book for Halloween, dark nights, and bedtime...

Looking for inspiration for your next Halloween costume?
Searching for a book for story time by the campfire?
Bored of the monsters under the bed and in your closet?

Monsters You Should Know is the book for you!

You might know of the forest-dwelling Sasquatch, the slippery Loch Ness Monster, and the livestock-preying Chupacabra, but there are many monsters from around the globe who are largely unknown to Westerners, but are worthy of consideration.

Meet the world’s most unusual beasts in Monsters You Should Know, a darkly funny collection of creatures and cryptids from folkloric history. Illustrator Emma SanCartier captures the bizarre and hilarious elements of 17 monsters from around the world in a light, tongue-in-cheek tone, from the Japanese dream-eater Baku and the Persian carnivorous unicorn Shadhavar to the Eastern-European Shurale, a literal tickle monster. SanCartier’s lush watercolor illustrations are beautifully compelling, inviting readers to find out more about these monsters who hail from across the globe and serve specific purposes in their respective cultures. Monsters You Should Know is a perfect primer for the many strange, frightening, and compelling things that go bump in the night.

Gulon: can kill & eat creatures 10x its size
Gulon: can kill & eat creatures 10x its size

About the Author
Emma SanCartier is a freelance illustrator whose work has been featured in children’s books, magazines, and gallery shows. Originally from northern Ontario, she currently lives in Seattle.

See links below for cover images, sample pages and more. For review copies, or more information contact: April Whitney, Senior Publicist, Chronicle Books.

April Whitney Senior Publicist<br><b>Monsters You Should Know</b><br> By Emma Sancartier <br>ISBN: 9781452167770<br>112 pp, full-color illos.<br><b>On Sale: September 11, 2018</b><br>$14.95, Chronicle Books
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