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Myth & Folklore

PRE-ORDER: Frightful Folklore of North America by Mike Bass



This beautifully illustrated book offers scary legends and folklore from Canada to Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, including Native American tales, settlers' stories and African-American legends, as well as ghost stories and modern tales of cryptids and aliens and a few urban legends. Shake in your shoes as you read about:Qalupalik of the Inuit These green slimy web-handed creatures hunt along the ice floes in the water in the Arctic regions, kidnapping children that wander too close. La Corriveau of Quebec, a woman hanged for murder and witchcraft, runs through the night in her gibbet chasing her victims.

The Ghost Moose of Maine: Hunters pursue this spectral creature until they perish from some woodland accident or die of starvation. Resurrection Mary of Illinois is the ghost of a woman killed in a hit-and-run accident outside a Chicago dancehall who asks for a ride home and then disappears from your vehicle by Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL. Goatman of Alton Bridge Texas: a goatherder murdered in the early 1900s has returned as a half-goat, half-man to torment people who try to cross the bridge.

La Diabless of Tobago Is a young woman who made a pact with the devil. When in human form, she entraps men with her beauty and leads them astray into dark places, where they meet an untimely end. You can recognize her by her smell which is a combination of sweet perfume and decay.

You may also notice one of her feet is actually a cow's hoof. The Camazotz of Mexico are large man-bats that lived in the forest and hunt humans in packs. And many, many more! Great for campfire storytelling or as a chill-inducing gift, this is the most readable and attractive book of spooky folklore on the market.

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