Dragons, Dragons & other creatures that never were by Eric Carle

Stars: *** ½ This book was read for the Celebrate the Author challenge and the Here Be Dragons challenge. This children’s book is a compilation of poems about mythological creatures and Deities such as Pan, the Hippogriff, Basilisk, Manticore, Pegasus, Unicorn, Yeti and even the Kracken (think Pirates of the Caribbean.) The actual poems weren’t… Read More »

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts by David Colbert

Stars: *** I read this book before, I think after the fourth movie came out. It has good information on where J.K. Rowling may have(*) got the ideas for names and stories for the Harry Potter Series. The explanations are fairly short for each one so that if you found one myth or legend really… Read More »