Bigfoot is Missing!
J. Patrick Lewis, Kenn Nesbitt
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Children's Poets Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt team up to offer a smart, stealthy tour of the creatures of shadowy myth and fearsome legend—the enticing, the humorous, and the strange. Bigfoot, the Mongolian Death Worm, and the Loch Ness Monster number among the many creatures lurking within these pages. Readers may have to look twice—the poems in this book are disguised as street signs, newspaper headlines, graffiti, milk cartons, and more!
Professional naturalists dispute the existence of black wildcats in this desolate region on the basis that food is too limited and the climate is too harsh to maintain a big cat population. But beginning in 1993, residents of Cornwall have continued to report sightings and otherwise unexplained livestock mutilations. Central America First reported in Puerto Rico in 1995 and subsequently in Mexico, America, and other parts of the world, the chupacabra (in Spanish, el chupacabras) is said to kill
present, people have reported encountering anacondas as long as 60 feet (18.3 metres). While it is not uncommon for anacondas to grow to 20 feet (6.1 metres) in length and weigh more than 300 pounds (136.1 kilograms), no verifiable evidence has yet been produced of an anaconda longer than 25 feet (7.6 metres). Goatman Mokèlé-mbèmbé United States of America Local legend tells of an experiment that went awry at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland. One of the part-human,
electrical discharge. Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp Mothman United States of America This 7-foot- (2.1-metre-) tall, scaly-skinned humanoid creature with glowing red eyes was first described by 17-year-old Christopher Davis in 1988 after it reportedly attacked his car when he stopped to change a flat tire near the Scape Ore swamp in Lee County, South Carolina. Since then, there have been numerous sightings and unexplained happenings, including vehicles mauled and pets and livestock killed.
sighted in 1919, is said to be fearless in competing with elephants for territory. J. PATRICK LEWIS has published more than eighty-five children’s picture/poetry books to date with Creative Editions, Knopf, Atheneum, Harcourt, National Geographic, Chronicle Books, Candlewick, and others. He was given the 2010–2011 NCTE Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award, and was the Poetry Foundation’s U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate (2011–2013). Find out more about him at www.jpatricklewis.com. KENN
IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX. SHUCK MEANS HAIRY– VERY, VERY– DOWN IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX. HEARTS GROW DARK, HE LEAVES HIS MARK. THE DOGS MEOW AND THE TOMCATS BARK. MUST BE SHUCK'S AMUSEMENT PARK IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX. RED SAUCER EYES CAN PARALYZE AN ENGLISHMAN OF ANY SIZE IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX. IF YOU SEE SHUCK, YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK, IF HE SEES YOU, YOU RUN AMOK IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX. UNO FURTHERMOST, THE BLACK SHUCK GHOST CAN TURN A BODY INTO TOAST IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, ESSEX