From the Series The Mysterious & Unknown
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By some estimates there are 250 werewolves living in North America alone. This book examines the myths and facts about the snarling, supernatural shapeshifters that transform from human beings to ferocious wolves by the light of the moon.

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2010
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series The Mysterious & Unknown
Language English
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 9781601520975
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2010-08-01
Author Stuart Kallen
Dewey 398.24


Angels, King Arthur, and unicorns have all been subject to the Mysterious & Unknown series, which continues to put its magnifying glass to humankind’s biggest question marks. Although the books may look standard at first glance, they are surprisingly exhaustive. Werewolves takes a subject virtually no one believes in and provides a deep historic background, ranging from the Aztecs’ nahual, the Philippines’ aswang, and Louisiana’s rougarou. Lore esoterica (Norway and Sweden myth suggests that it’s possible to become a werewolf by sipping rainwater from a wolf’s paw print) mixes with true tales of hypertrichosis and feral children. A final chapter details how to ward off, cure, or kill werewolves—y’know, just in case. Breakout summaries and quotes enliven the layout, and though illustrations of enticingly described evidence are sometimes omitted, there is still plenty of creepy stuff to scrutinize. Extensive notes and indexes conclude. — Daniel Kraus

Author: Stuart Kallen

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