A griffin, a werewolf, a sunbird . . . These are just some of the fantastical creatures you'll encounter within these pages. From the cockatoucan, whose laugh rearranges an entire kingdom, to the roving shapeless Beast that lurks in a forest, herein is a collection of rare and magnificent species. Each one will thrill, delight, and quite possibly unnerve you. Selected by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, the sixteen stories in this menagerie will introduce you to a host of strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anyplace but in the richness of the imagination. With stories from Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, E. Nesbit, and many more.
A number of stories featuring unnatural creatures along with several other creatures who are either unlikely, impossible, or do not exist at all.