Here Be Monsters!

The book that inspired the blockbuster movie The Boxtrolls

Author Alan Snow

Suitable for:  Age: 9+

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273930-8
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Paperback: 256 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Meet the boxtrolls! They're shy creatures but can always be relied on to lend a helping hand. And that's exactly what Arthur needs right now . . .

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  • Here Be Monsters kicks the imagination into overdrive with belting characters, adorable illustrations and other fantastic inventions that will keep a child's appetite for fun fully satisfied. With superb illustrations and a lavishly imaginative plot, Here Be Monsters suggests that Roald Dahl might well have a 21st century successor - and that JK Rowling could have some competition on her hands' - The Big Issue
  • Snow's drawings suggest a Dickensian town, and his caricatures with their gormless faces and his lovingly rendered machinery make this book (now a website and film) as much fun to look at as it is to read. - Sunday Times
  • The story engages the reader quickly. It is a zany and funny story as quirky as the author's picture books . . . the visual imagery is fantastic in both senses of the word. The sheer vibrant fun of the story shines throughout. - School Librarian
  • Imaginative, quirky, inventive - a few words that come to mind when reading this amazing book. Intriguing illustrations are a key part of a book which abounds with weird and wacky ideas and flows along wonderfully. - Parents in Touch
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