From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider, to Michabo, the magical hare who rebuilt the world and Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome raccoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world.
Lovingly created by the illustration duo behind popular flipbook Myth Match, Good Wives and Warriors, this book contains pages upon pages of cultural folklore from around the world.
Let these weird and wonderful creatures spark your child's imagination for their own storytelling and drawing while teaching them about international cultures.
About the Author
Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell have been working collaboratively as Good Wives and Warriors since 2007, soon after graduating from the Painting Department at The Glasgow School of Art. They divide their time between designing large-scale installations and undertaking design commissions for companies around the world.
"I learned SO MUCH about magical creatures from cultures around the world and am THRILLED that they have expanded on Myth Match and given us this gorgeous encyclopedia of cultural folklore." - Books4YourKids
"Mythopedia is, quite simply put, a visual, intoxicating masterpiece. I could get lost in this book for hours. For curious readers, young and old, this encyclopedia will whisk you away and return you full of wonder and wisdom." Trip Fiction
"...an enticing introduction to the many strange and mysterious beasts populating the human imagination. Ages 7-11." Publishers Weekly
"Mythopedia presents a cornucopia of beasts from myth and legend, drawing on folklore from around the world. Rich, evocative art by Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell, who work collaboratively under the collective name Good Wives and Warriors, matches the fascinating text by Anna Claybourne." Financial Times
"Books like Mythopedia remind us about the glorious mythologies that have evolved over thousands of years, across the globe... Mythopedia is a triumphant marriage of words and art. A perfect way to introduce young minds to the amazing legends that persist all over the world." GeekDad