Weird, creepy, and mysterious creatures from real life, movies, and mythology run amok in the Monsters series. This book describes genies, with all their terrifying characteristics and malicious behavior. Often said to be shape-shifters and tricksters, genies were thought to have the ability to turn into a menacing vapor or become invisible to humans at will. They might live for thousands of years, lurking underground, in deserts, or, famously, in lamps. Here, the potential origins of the popular genie stories are examined and compared.
"This fun series - short books about creatures from mythology, film and television, popular culture and real life - now boasts 37 titles...aimed at fourth through eighth graders, the series uses a distinctive font for its titles and subheadings and each volume contains dozens of color photos and illustrations, a glossary of key terms and an annotated list of books and Web sites for further exploration."
--Doug's Student Reference Room, July 2009
Price: US $30.45