Learn all about creatures and monsters throughout history and discover if they're real or not in this new nonfiction series!
Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, mythbusting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In The Loch Ness Monster, readers learn about all the sightings and proof of it, from the famous photograph to the huge "footprints" found by the Loch. It also discusses other history about the monster, such as how Nessie became a major figure in popular culture, and other mythical beings that came from Scotland. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, kids won't want to put this book down!
About the Author
Erin Peabody loves getting young people excited about the fascinating and quirky workings of our natural world. She's worked as a park ranger at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Dry Tortugas in the Gulf of Mexico, and Yellowstone, before becoming an author. Among her favorite topics are grizzly bears, sea turtles, carnivorous crickets, and geysers that spout once a century. Erin lives with her husband, daughter, and yellow lab, Luna, in the leafy hills of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Victor Rivas was born and raised in Vigo, Spain, and now lives outside of Barcelona. He has been a freelance illustrator for thirty years, illustrating children's and teen books, as well as magazines, posters, covers, advertising, concept art for multimedia games and animation, and comics.