Monstrous

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Product Details

Price
$7.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.2 X 7.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062272720

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About the Author

MarcyKate Connolly is a New York Times bestselling children's book author and nonprofit administrator who lives in New England with her family and a grumble of pugs. She graduated from Hampshire College (a magical place where they don't give you grades) where she wrote an opera sequel to Hamlet as the equivalent of senior thesis. It was also there that she first fell in love with plotting and has been dreaming up new ways to make life difficult for her characters ever since. She is the author of the Shadow Weaver and Hollow Doll series and The Star Shepherd. You can visit her online at marcykate.com.

Skottie Young is an award-winning cartoonist and writer who illustrates New York Times bestselling adaptations of L. Frank Baum's Oz novels for Marvel Entertainment. His unique art style and sensibilities have drawn acclaim worldwide, earning him multiple Eisner Awards. He has worked in comics, toys, and animation for Marvel, Warner Bros., Image Comics, Mattel, Cartoon Network, and many more. Skottie lives in Illinois.

Reviews

Readers seeking a lengthy, thoughtful novel, particularly those who appreciate careful world-building, will find this worth their time.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A likely read-aloud that has its share of guts, blood, and grim reality within this fantasy land, Monstrous will keep young readers thinking about trust, good and evil, friendship and loyalty, and devotion to community.--Booklist
Connolly invokes fairy-tale elements with ease, and... the formidable theme of sacrifice resonates far beyond the final page.--Publishers Weekly
"Like a literary mad scientist, MarcyKate Connolly takes bits from classic fairy tales and legends and uses them to assemble a creation that is wholly original and wonderfully strange. Subversive, bewitching, and whip-smart, Monstrous is a marvel of storytelling alchemy. --Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs--.
"Kym's bravery shines, as she fights against the menacing forces in Bryre and also struggles to figure out where she, a self-described monster of a girl, belongs. This remarkable, absorbing debut will enchant readers. --Rebecca Behrens, author of When Audrey Met Alice--.
"Pays tribute to classic fairy tales while turning the tradition on its head. A smart, ambitious adventure, led by a heroine whose differences only enhance her humanity." --Emma Trevayne, author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times--.
Magic, fantastic creatures, mythology, and a bit of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein combine here for an exciting...tale.--School Library Journal
"This is a dazzling and unique once-upon-a-time about a girl who is part dragon, part bird, part cat, all hero." --Natalie Lloyd, author of A Snicker of Magic--.