For centuries, folk tales about vampires, werewolves, zombies and the undead have captivated and spooked children. There are some creatures that we just love to be scared by.
Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies collects 40 of these mythical characters from American, European, African, Chinese and Arabian folklore. Ranging from such well known literary examples as Bram Stoker's Dracula to historical cases, such as the human blood-drinking of Elizabeth Bathory, to the Chinese Jiang Shi myth and Vulkodlak, a Slavic werewolf, Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies brings together the most exciting and ghoulish of these characters.
Illustrated throughout with outstanding, annotated, full-colour artworks, each of the characters featured includes easy-to-follow accounts of its story, maps of its geographical origins, and factfile boxes describing the different characteristics of each. This engaging and accessible book is both fun, educational and just a little bit scary.