Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF MONSTERS

The FAMOUS MOVIE MONSTERS line of books for young readers was introduced in 2005 and is being re-solicited, probably as a result of the upcoming Halloween season. They were written by various authors and were intended to introduce a new generation of Monster Kids to the classic monsters of yesteryear. An excellent idea, I must say!

The books have library binding with dimensions of 7 1/2" x 9". They run 48 pages are are target for kids from Grade 6 through 12. The price for each book is $20.99.


Meet Frankenstein By Naima Green:

A terrifying tale of isolation and persecution defined the tale of Frankenstein. This book details the production of the movie, Boris Karloff's rise to fame, and the reaction of both the public and the critics. Frankenstein left a permanent mark on pop society and created a movie monster institution. Add these Library hard bound books to your monster collection. Published in scholastic old school style of the 50's-60's-70's. Photos included. Great for introducing it to your kids or library of fear.



Meet Dracula By Charles Hofer:

While the story was only loosely based on Bram Stoker's novel, the horror movie Dracula amazed moviegoers and entered the cultural imagination as a classic. This equally engaging book retells the story of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula and describes the director's and producer's making of the film, which became Universal's top moneymaker in 1931. Readers will also learn how the Count went on to influence subsequent monster films.




Meet The Wolf Man By R.K. Renfield:

The Wolf Man starred Lon Chaney Jr. and is a tale of a man's struggle to overcome his family's dark curse. Relive the telling of this tale of terror and how The Wolf Man has endured through many movies since the original.


Meet The Mummy By Susan Gordon:

Students relive the tale of the Mummy and the story of the making of the film in this book that takes an in-depth look at the film by which all other mummy films are judged. Filmed during the Great Depression and in the midst of an Egyptology craze, The Mummy enthralled audiences, particularly Boris Karloff's legendary performance. This book looks at the film, the effect it had on the monster movie genre, and the cultural mindset of the era.



Meet The Creature From The Black Lagoon By Brent Peterson:

A movie monster born of the Cold War, the Creature captured the imaginations of audiences around the world. The book begins by retelling the tale itself, bringing the movie to life. Then the story of the making of the film and the inspiration for the Creature are discussed, as well as the legacy of the Creature. Add these Library hard bound books to your monster collection. Published in scholastic old school style of the 50's-60's-70's. Photos included.



Meet King Kong by James W. Fiscus:

A special-effects movie classic, King Kong used stop-motion animation and glass mattes to create the effects that were amazing at their time. Readers will learn about the real-life adventures that influenced the filmmaker's vision as well as the successes, spin-offs, and remakes the film inspired. Add these Library hard bound books to your monster collection. Published in scholastic old school style of the 50's-60's-70's.



Meet Godzilla By Robert Greenberger:

This book introduces the reader to the American version of Godzilla as well as to the original Japanese version. From production to special effects, the movie and the international sensation it created are chronicled. Readers will learn how Godzilla represents the beginning of a modern-day myth created to address concerns about atomic weaponry in Japanese society after the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Add these Library hard bound books to your monster collection.



Meet The Blob By Suzanne J. Murdico:

A truly original story that became an instant hit, The Blob was a true low budget film. Filmed in a Pennsylvania studio rather than in Hollywood, the film tells the story of two teenagers who save their town from a human-eating blob from outer space. Visually stimulating and packed with movie stills. Add these Library hard bound books to your monster collection. Published in scholastic old school style of the 50's-60's-70's. Photos included. Great for introducing it to your kids or library of fear.



1 comment:

The Gill-Man said...

These look pretty durned cool! May have to pick some of these up for my son. Just noticed that the Wolf-Man book was written by RK Renfield! Does Drac know that ol' Renfield is writing for a different monster? ;-)

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