Do krakens still lurk below the ocean waves? Do griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the ground-breaking DRAGONOLOGY, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures.


  • A removable letter from Dr. Drake
  • Multiple foldouts, flaps, and pull-outs
  • Textured "samples,"including sea serpent skin and a feather from a winged horse
  • Booklets of useful information -- such as essential riddles to tell a sphinx
  • A six-page booklet for young explorers to fill in themselves

Monsters Listed in Book Edit


For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know.

A second major volume by the esteemed Dr. Drake -- a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns. All mythical creatures are real!


author: Dr. Ernest Drake

illustrator: Douglas Carrell / Nicholas Lenn / Helen Ward

editor: Dugald A. Steer


In 1898 famed Dragonologist, Dr.Ernest Drake set forth on his yacht, The Hydra for a year-long voyage around the world to start a new science, he deemed it "Monsterology". He also started a new society. He called it the Societas Monstrorum.


  • USA Price- $10.99
  • First Release- August 2008
  • Age Range- 8 years old and up
  • Grade Range- Grade 3 and up
  • Hardcover (only)
  • Number of Pages- 32
  • Size- 10 1/16" x 11 13/16"


This is the second series that was written by Ernest Drake, a record amongst Ology writers. I love Dr.Drake and all mythical creatures but ,in my opinion, I hate the original Wikapidia! I don't mind this one though. ( Feel free to think otherwise)

Dr Drake has also published a mini-volume on the same subject called "Working With Monsters : A Course In Monsterology"

See AlsoEdit



Candlewick's page

Main Books edit
"Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons" • "Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris" • "Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin" • "Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion" • "Mythology: Greek Gods, Heroes & Monsters" • "Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures" • "Spyology: The Complete Book of Spycraft" • "Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus" • "Vampireology: The True History of the Fallen" • "Alienology: The Complete Guide to Extraterrestrials" • "Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic" • "Dinosaurology: The Search for a Lost World"
Monsterology edit
"Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures" • "The Monsterology Handbook: A Practical Course in Monsters"