I had a number of books as a child, but one in particular keeps coming to mind and if anyone could help me identify it, that would be great. Here's what I remember...

It was a book on werewolves, I believe from either the 70's or 80's, it told how people believed one could become a werewolf and other folklore regarding them.

If I remember correctly I don't believe the book was that thick and I think the cover was orange.

  • I am also looking for What could be the same book, It was called how to become a werewolf and I think I bought it from scholastic books from the school I was in. I know I had it but can't find any info on it at all
    – user60278
    Commented Jan 31, 2016 at 17:47

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After typing a long description here to help someone help you find this book I found it: "Meet the Werewolf".

cover Orange cover

The description you typed is what I remembered. According to this review:

The book was about werewolves. Nonfiction. A sort of guide, as if werewolves were an actual rare species worthy of study, like secretary birds or Kardashians. This was a book for children. In particular I remembered a section with detailed instructions about turning oneself into a werewolf. Oneself being a child. And I’d found this book in my elementary school’s library.

I hope it's what you're looking for also.

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    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 12:50
  • That's the one. I had forgotten I had asked about the book and just happened across this today. After looking this book up, this is the one I remember. Thank you so much.
    – John
    Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 16:12
  • This is great! I remembered reading this in the 2nd grade and trying to become a werewolf, Lol!
    – the guest
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 22:31

I'm not sure of the publication date (my edition doesn't seem to say) but could it be Werewolves. It has that sort of information in it, it's a thin book does seem to be aimed at children / teens and is orange!

Werewolves by Nigel Suckling cover

Upon flicking through it turns out it references films from the 90s. Maybe a reprint (which could explain why my edition has no date) but maybe not after all. It is a good book though!


Not a children's book, but can I suggest The Book of Werewolves. It looks like a 19-th century anthropological study on the subject.

Fun bonus: Loren Coleman wrote the intro.

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