• Author : Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780786492503
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In recent years, shapeshifting characters in literature, film and television have been on the rise. This has followed the increased use of such characters as metaphors, with novelists and critics identifying specific meanings and topics behind them. This book aims to unravel the shapeshifting trope. Rather than pursue a case-based study, the works are grouped around specific themes—adolescence, gender, sexuality, race, disability, addiction, and spirituality—that are explored through the metaphor of shapeshifting. Because of the transformative possibilities of this metaphor and its flexibility, the shapeshifter has the potential to change how we see our world. With coverage of iconic fantasy texts and a focus on current works, the book engages with the shapeshifting figure in popular culture from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


  • Author : Werewolves
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2015-08
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781491442517
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Describes ancient history, medieval lore, and modern portrayals of werewolves in today's popular culture"--


  • Author : Werewolves and Other Shape Shifters
  • Publisher : PowerKids Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 144881572X
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Describes different kinds of shape-shifters, from the Japanese kitsune to the Irish selkies.


  • Author : Werewolves and Other Shape Shifters
  • Publisher : Bearport Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781617726958
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Examines the history of werewolf lore, famous incidents, and possible explanations.


  • Author : The Werewolf Book
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781578593767
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games


  • Author : The Girls Guide to Werewolves
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2010-12
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781429654531
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Describes the mystery, cool characteristics, and allure of werewolves, including historical and contemporary examples"--Provided by publisher.


  • Author : Vampires Zombies and Shape Shifters
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2007-09
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 0761426353
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Explores the folklore and facts connected with vampires, zombies, and shape-shifters such as werewolves"--Provided by publisher.


  • Author : Serpents and Werewolves
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781472916358
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net... Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this a wonderfully inclusive anthology, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.


  • Author : Werewolves
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9781601630896
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Presents information about the legendary werewolf, examining the mythology surrounding the feared wolf man and its place in popular culture.


  • Author : The Gay Guy s Guide to Werewolves and Other Man Beasts
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2016-05-08
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 1365060314
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This is a book about werewolves and other shapeshifters written from the perspective of a gay, Pagan male. This first book in an anticipated trilogy of gay werewolf books starts with an overview of werewolf lore and then traces the histories, folklore, and mythologies of werewolves and shapeshifters through a number of cultures. Wherever possible links between werewolves and homosexuality are made. Themes include gender variant deities and heroes with wolf/werewolf associations; homosexual initiations and shapeshifting practices among ancient all-male warrior bands; gender-shifting shapeshifters; shamans who changed both shape and gender; animal-human hybrids; and related gay and bi positive myths. While most of the book focuses on male werewolves, information related to lesbians and transgender folks are scattered throughout the book. Additional chapters are devoted to she-wolves, gender-shifting, human-animal hybrids, werebears and bear worship, other were-creatures, and even Christian werewolves.