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Magical Creatures and Mythical Beasts by Professor Mortimer and Emily Hawkins , illustrated by Victo Ngai


Join Professor Mortimer – a mythology scholar – and his daughter, Millie, who has discovered a MAGIC TORCH that illuminates dozens of mythological beasts inhabiting incredible locations all around the world.

Take an amazing 18-stop world tour with your magic torch to see UNICORNS and FAIRIES in a forest, DRAGONS protecting the Great Wall of China, the LOCH NESS MONSTER emerging during a storm, GIANTS battling over the Giant's Causeway, as well as MONSTERS and MERMAIDS, GOBLINS and GRIFFINS, SERPENTS and SPIRITS, a WAREWOLF, a FIREBIRD, and even BIG FOOT.


“The removable thumb light encased in the cover… works unusually well. The size and diverse character of the supernatural cast give this a leg (claw, tentacle) up on most monster-hunting guides. Undeniably illuminating” Kirkus


Professor Mortimer is a leading mythology expert, whose words have been recorded by Emily Hawkins, an editor and writer of children's books. Her titles include New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.

Victo Ngai is a Forbes 30 Under (Art and Style) honoree and a Society of Illustrators New York Gold Medalist. Originally from Hong Kong, she now lives in Los Angeles.