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What do we know about the kraken? / by Ben Hubbard ; illustrated by Robert Squier.

Hubbard, Ben, 1973- (author.). Squier, Robert, (illustrator.).

"Sea monsters have a long history in lore and literature. Homer first wrote of them in 700 BCE. What Do We Know About the Kraken? lets curious young readers explore what we actually know about this mysterious sea monster's long history. Dive into the facts behind this massive squid-like creature that was first described using the word "Kraken" in the beginning of the eighteenth century. For centuries, sailors have feared the Kraken, which they believe lurks in the ocean, waiting to pull ships beneath the surface with its powerful tentacles. Several famous writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Jules Verne have described monsters inspired by the Kraken. In this book, readers will also learn about the real creature that might have inspired the Kraken -- the giant squid"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593658451
  • ISBN: 9780593658468
  • Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What do we know about the kraken? -- The ancient kraken -- Scandinavian sightings -- The disgrace of de Montfort -- Serpents and scientific discovery -- What's in a giant squid? -- Giant and colossal -- The popular kraken -- Timelines.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 years Penguin Workshop
Subject: Kraken > Juvenile literature.
Kraken > History > Juvenile literature.
Giant squids > History > Juvenile literature.
Giant squids > Juvenile literature.
Giant squids > Mythology > Juvenile literature.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.


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New Oxford Library J594.58 HUB (Text) 35740636029456 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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