A Christmas Bestiary

Julebestiariet

A mesmerizing peak at the beasts that enter our world during the cosy time of Christmas.

Benni Bødker is one of Denmark's leading writers of horror fiction for children and YA.

John Kenn Mortensen, the Danish cult illustrator, celebrated by fans around the world for his incredibly detailed illustrations of monsters.

A Christmas Bestiary

Julebestiariet

A mesmerizing peak at the beasts that enter our world during the cosy time of Christmas.

Benni Bødker is one of Denmark's leading writers of horror fiction for children and YA.

John Kenn Mortensen, the Danish cult illustrator, celebrated by fans around the world for his incredibly detailed illustrations of monsters.

Synopsis

Christmas is full of traditions that we love to take part in, but that we ultimately do not know the background of. This wasn't the case for our ancestors. They knew that Christmas isn't just the season of joy, but certainly also a season of pain. For them the month of Christmas was not only the darkest time of the year; it was also a dangerous time when the creatures of the netherworld appear among humans, and the portals to other worlds are thrown open.

This is still how it is. It's just that we are no longer equipped to cope. A Christmas Bestiary will hopefully help you survive.

Reviews

"How could you possibly do without this charming book?" – (5 hearts in Politiken)

"Rich on details and scary illustrations... and with tongue in cheek" – (Weekendavisen)

"Formidable grotesque-gothic and romantic set pieces" – (4 stars in Berlingske)

"A christmas classic is born" – (Serieland)

"A complete masterpiece" – (DBC (Danish Library Centre) )

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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Forlaget Cobolt
Published: October, 2017
104 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: Tween
Genre: Horror
Themes: Christmas
Available material: Danish original; English, Czech and Russian professional translations.

Territories Handled

World Rights (Babel Bridge)

Territories Sold

Czech: Argo
Russian: AST Mainstream