Villainology | Penguin Random House Canada
We have updated our Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018, to clarify how we collect and process your personal data. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the updated Privacy Policy.

Villainology

Fabulous Lives of the Big, the Bad, and the Wicked

Publisher: Tundra Books
Villainology is a veritable who’s who of characters from the underworld. Be they fictitious or all-too-genuine baddies, they are bound together by their infamous deeds. Author Arthur Slade takes a lighthearted view, nonetheless, and provides personal stats, their likes and dislikes, their high-school memories and an amazing array of cool facts along with up close and personal “interviews.” Readers will not only come away amused, they will come away with an enlarged store of general knowledge. Among the fourteen notable villains included are: The Wicked Witch of the West, Attila the Hun, The Wolf, Billy the Kid, The Headless Horseman, Morgan le Fay, Quin Hui, The Invisible Man, Scarface Capone, and a lineup of Shakespeare’s most memorable villains. Never-before-seen portraits of each by artist Derek Mah, make for a deliciously delectable rogue’s gallery.

PRAISE FOR

Praise for Monsterology:

“… a funny, fascinating look inside the lives of fifteen creepy characters … Each six-page entry features a terrific black-and-white illustration…”
School Library Journal

“Derek Mah’s black-and-white illustrations are very good at doing ghoul. Within this structure, Slade lets fly with vernacular so hip that it might hurt were it not so appropriate for his intended audience… Knowledge of monsters is every child’s birthright, and Slade does his part here by packing a considerable amount of information into each of his sketches.”
The Globe and Mail

“…[T]he book to buy for kids who wonder where a blood-sucking fiend comes from or how badly
a Sasquatch smells.”
— Editor’s pick, Canadian Living