From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this new series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each creature. Each book also includes a story about a legendary encounter with the creature. A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of mermaids, the aquatic mythological creatures known for their singing. Also included is a story from folklore about how a mermaid returned a beggarХs kindness.