Of the mythical creature sightings in our world history, do

Of the mythical creature sightings in our world history, do

11/18/2021, 6:48:38 PM
Of the mythical creature sightings in our world history, do you have one that you hope is real? Bigfoot, The Lochness Monster, Chupacabra, Yeti, and Mermaids… these are a few mythical (??) creatures that seem to have blurred the line between reality and the fantastical world and admittedly, I’ve always wanted the Lochness Monster to be real. . Maybe it’s because she makes her home in the water and I feel less threatened here on land. (And honestly, we don’t even know half of what lives under the waters of this planet) but for some reason the Lochness Monster feels magical to me. I recently received “Malamander” from @candlewickpress and brought it as my plane read a few weeks ago. I devoured this middle-grade read in one sitting and loved it. . We follow Herbert Lemon, the Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel in the town of Eerie-on-Sea. When Violet Parma appears at his door telling him that she needs him to help her find her parents. Violet was left as a baby at the Grand Nautilus hotel a decade ago and she needs Herbie’s investigative talents to help her find out what happened. The story becomes inextricably twined with the legend of the Malamander and mysterious powers that the legendary monster may or may not have. . I loved Herbie so much. I loved his job as the keeper of the lost and found items that were left behind at the hotel (I want that job) and his willingness to help Violet track down what happened to her parents. I love the moments when the line between legend and reality start to become blurred and its the kind of book that made me feel like you should never rule these mysteries out as tall tales. Any book that makes me say “what if” to magic long after I’ve put the book down is a great read to me. . My husband loves sea-based stories and I handed this one off to him immediately when I finished. If you love magical creatures, quirky mysteries, and middle grade reads, I totally recommend this one. . #malamander #thomastaylor #tombooth #illustrated #middlegradebooks #legends #bookaesthetic #childrensbooks #bookreview #bookreviewer #amreading

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