07-06-2013 08:20 AM
The book I'm looking for was a collection of "information" about fantasy creatures, and a couple short stories. I believe it had a unicorn on the front, and may have had unicorn in the title somehow as I'm sort of stuck on the unicorn thing in my memory. Inside, it listed different fantasy animals and described things about them. I distinctly recall there being a manticore, chimera, midguard serpent, a harpy, a snake that bit its own tail and rolled to travel, and a short story about "The Unicorn Man." The book was illustrated with black and white drawings done in pen or pencil, usually fairly detailed. Important note: This book is AT LEAST15 years old, and probably older. I remember it from checking it out constantly from the library in my elementary school that I attended up until I was 9, and I'm now 24, and I remember the book being pretty worn out then. A such, it can't have been one of the now rampant offshoots from Harry Potter or Spiderwick books, nor the "The Element Encyclopedia of Mythical Creatures." Any help would be greatly appreciated... this has been eating at me for years.