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Jacket illustration by William Noonan

Illustrated by William Noonan
Harcourt • 1992 (hc) • 1997 (pb)

(hc) ISBN 0-15-207147-4 • (OSI)
(pb) ISBN 0-15-201551-5 • (OSI)
64 pages • 8 1/2 x 11 • Ages 8 and up

Is there a living dinosaur in the swamps of equatorial Africa? Does Bigfoot roam the mountains of northern California? Are the Yeti's footprints a hoax? Walker presents seven famous legendary creatures "not yet" accepted by the scientific world. . . . Fascinating.

Atrractively designed . . . this uncommon hybrid should find a ready audience waiting to be scared.
   —Publishers Weekly

Bigfoot! The giant apelike creature of the Pacific Northwest. Nessie! The mysterious monster of Loch Ness. Mokele-Mbembe! The modern-day dinosaur of Africa. Do they exist? Some scientists and other experts believe they do. In fact, these are just a few of the legendary creatures for which the scientific world is searching.

Seven of the biggest, strangest, and scariest creatures are presented in this fascinating collection of stories. Although the characters and events in each story have been invented by the author, the details and descriptions of the creatures themselves are based on reports from people who claim to have seen them and on the opinions of scientists who search for hidden animals. At the end of each story, there is a nonfiction section that outlines the current state of research and scientific speculation concerning each creature. Full-color and sepia illustrations capture the mysterious aura surrounding these legendary creatures.

Bigfoot! Nessie! Mokele-Mbembe! Do they exist?