Gargantis

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Product Details
Price
$7.99  $7.43
Publisher
Walker Books Us
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781536219098

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About the Author
Thomas Taylor is an award-winning author-illustrator for children whose debut novel, Malamander, kicked off this mystery series. He illustrated the cover for the original British edition of the first Harry Potter book and has since gone on to write and illustrate several picture books and young adult novels, including the graphic novel Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick. Thomas Taylor lives on the south coast of England.

Tom Booth makes marks. He makes marks in books like this one, and he sometimes makes marks that move. Some of his marks -- like those in Don't Blink! and This Is Christmas -- have been given stars. Raised just outside Philadelphia, Tom Booth made his earliest marks on his parents' antique table. He thinks the table looks better now. His parents aren't so sure. He lives in Brooklyn.
Reviews
Underlying all the fun is a gentle, unforced message about life's interdependence. Human, animal, and mechanical characters (especially the charming hermit crab) are a winning assortment: enchanting or horrifying, quirky or droll, invariably original. Enticing mysteries remain to be solved...Evocative settings, ingenious plotting, sly humor, and shivery suspense render this sequel an unmitigated delight.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Fortunately, Herbert has several allies, notably pushy but clever Violet Parma and Clermit, a small but well-armed clockwork hermit crab, to help him quiet the monster but keep it alive. Said quest bears fruit, but only at the climax of a suspenseful narrative awash in old legends, secret codes, strange local characters, and hints of startling revelations to come.
--Booklist

Having already dealt with one legendary sea creature in Malamander (BCCB 9/19), Herbie Lemon and his pal Violet must now face another monster that threatens Eerie-on-Sea...Fans of the first will continue to delight in Taylor's wry humor, and one can only hope for more strange adventures in Eerie-on-Sea.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books