"Sax offers the rare reference volume, a bestiary entertaining enough for bedside reading . . . He impartially examines the real animal world and the fantastic fauna of myth and legend, mermaid and werewolf to unicorn . . ." - Choice
"Recommended for public and academic libraries." - Gale Reference Reviews
"[A] handy reference book that will be useful to just about anyone from storywriters to television producers, newspaper editors, or just plain interested readers. Anyone checking some background information or some last minute facts will find this book a must . . . The Mythical Zoo emphasizes depth over breadth in conveying ideas supporting the treatment of animals in myth, legend, and other aspects of human culture." - American Reference Books Annual
"This is another in a growing line of excellent reference volumes issued by ABC-CLIO in it continuing folklore and literature series . . . It is as much as home in a school library as in one's own personal collection." - Territorial Tattler
Selected as an "outstanding academic title" of the year by the journal Choice.