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Here Be Monsters Part 3

by Alan Snow

Here Be Monsters Part 3 Synopsis

There is trouble in Ratbridge - both above ground in the town and underground, where the boxtrolls and cabbageheads live. And the awful Snatcher has plans to make the trouble oh so very much worse...Can Arthur and his friends summon up all their cunning and save the day? With nearly two hundred incredible black and white drawings, this is the third part of Alan Snow's astonishing illustrated journey into the unbelievably weird world of Ratbridge.

Here Be Monsters Part 3 Press Reviews

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 as much fun to look at as it is to read. NICOLETTE JONES, The Sunday Times Snow has written an amiable, at times surreal story accompanied by hundreds of fantastic black ink drawing, executed in a style half way between Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey. It's not often a text gets as generously illustrated at this these days, and some of the architectural drawings are particularly atmospheric. Books for Keeps 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. The School Librarian

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192755421
Publication date: 1st August 2008
Author: Alan Snow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),

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