Questionable Creatures

Questionable Creatures

A Bestiary

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A modern rendition of a medieval bestiary provides illustrations of animals, both real and mythical, along with common myths associated with them.

Eerdmans
Bestiaries are the most gloriously entertaining books to have come from the Middle Ages. Written and illuminated by monks, they describe every creature thought to exist in the medieval world and include all manner of fish, fowl, and mythological beast, however far-fetched.

Pauline Baynes, whose original line illustrations for J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and C. S. Lewis'sThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are known to millions, has revived twenty medieval and mischievous beasts, basing her tongue-in-cheek descriptions on various English bestiaries. Her delightful recreations of these fabulous beasts -- from phoenix to manticore, from bonnacon to yale -- hop, swoop, and gallop through the pages in antique splendor and will charm today's readers as readily as they astounded audiences centuries ago.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2006
ISBN: 9780802852847
080285284X
Characteristics: 47, [1] p. : col. ill. ; 18 x 22 cm

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