Is it true that a humble stone can summon a sea serpent to your aid? Do you know the best way to remedy a cyclops’s "lazy eye"? What bison-like creature burns its enemies with venomous dung (and must be approached from the front)? How does one reliably tell true beasts from false, and what do stitches and glue have to do with it? Even monsterologists who know their bigfoots from their bakus can be stymied by the unexpected, and here is a no-nonsense source brimming with fun hands-on lessons guaranteed to leave the reader confident and prepared.


-- one envelope with a pull-out surprise

-- a removable certificate of achievement

-- four pages of monstrous stickers

-- fact files on beasts of the earth, water, and air -- as well as monsters that are semi-human


(No afterword yet)


Author: Dr. Ernest Drake


Editor: Dugald A. Steer


U.S. price: $12.99

On sale date: 09/2009

Type/format: Gift Book / Hard Cover- Unjacketed

Age range: 9 yrs and up

Number of pages/size: 80 / 7 1/16" x 8 1/4"

Grade range: Grade 4 and up


  • The Monsterology Handbook is absent from the Ologyworld website's book list.

See also[]

Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures


Ology World

Candlewick's Order page

Handbooks edit
"The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course in Dragons" • "The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt" • "The Wizardology Handbook: A Course for Apprentices" • "The Pirateology Handbook: A Course in Pirate Hunting" • "The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths" • "The Monsterology Handbook: A Practical Course in MonstersThe Oceanology Handbook: A Course for Underwater Explorers
Monsterology edit
"Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures" • "The Monsterology Handbook: A Practical Course in Monsters"