In my book you get so close to Extraterrestrials that you can almost smell them, and some of them really stink.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2010
After many years of studying monsters it became obvious to Olander that a significant portion of monster-sightings on Earth clearly can be blamed on mischievous, bloodthirsty, fascinating and silly Aliens, prompting him to write and illustrate his seminal new Field Guide. In Olander’s view, his book is a bold challenge to the mainstream UFO/Alien community: “I don’t know what the regular alien and UFO-hunters are dilly-dallying about; they never have anything good to show. I have artifacts, clear witness accounts, samples of alien droppings; I can even give a plausible explanation for most Santa Claus sightings…In my book you get so close to Extraterrestrials that you can almost smell them, and some of them really stink.”
In Olander’s humorous and inspiring world, any sighting of obscure and mundane phenomena turns into an elaborate scientific study. Children’s drawings, theories by feeble-minded imaginary scientists, and Olander’s own ramblings are fused to create almost believable “studies” of such mind-boggling beings as Polkans, aliens that exist in the form of polka-dots of light (often seen writing naughty words in the night sky) and the horrific Clustors, dumb as rocks as individuals, but fearsome hunters and eaters of humans once “clustered” into a collective.
Johan Olander is the author of A Field Guide to Monsters: Googly-Eyed Wart Floppers, Shadow-Casters, Toe-Eaters, and Other Creatures (Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, $14.99, ISBN:978-0-7614-5359-8), a work that not only impressed the monster-obsessed 7–12 year olds around the world, but also ignited a bidding war for movie options.
Johan works as a freelance writer and illustrator and does not usually refer to himself as a Monstrologist, unless in the right company. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Praise for A Field Guide to Monsters:
“This superb, playfully farcical presentation with its multiple levels of humor will capture children’s imagination.” —School Library Journal
Advance praise for A Field Guide to Aliens:
“[T]his silly and gross ‘field guide’ will entertain just about any reluctant reader (especially the boys). Fans of the first guide will also love this one.” —VOYA
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