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Monster Hunting For Beginners by Ian Mark

Illustrations by Louis Ghibault

We're here to let you in on a secret...

The world is full of MONSTERS! Ogres, hobgoblins, trolls, crusted hairy snot nibblers - they're all out there, causing trouble or trying to eat your aunt. And we need YOUR help to stop them.

Are you ready to be a monster hunter?

But Monster Hunting isn’t as easy as it looks. And Jack should know. Because an ogre has just appeared in his garden and tried to EAT HIS AUNT.

After (sort of accidentally) defeating the ogre, Jack finds himself apprenticed to a grumpy, 200-year-old monster hunter called Stoop and heading off to Cornwall, where more ogres are causing havoc. All he has are his wits, his catapult and a magical – sometimes unreliable – book called Monster Hunting for Beginners. Jack’s a bit worried he might not be the hero everyone’s waiting for. But then again, how many terrifying, bloodthirsty monsters can there really be...?

(Answer: ABSOLUTELY LOADS. And a bear called Humbert).

Illustration by Louis Ghibault

Ian Mark is a comical genius - his debut is the best thing since Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon! Dazzlingly silly and brilliantly fun, Monster Hunting for Beginners is bulging and burping with vivid originality, side-splitting mayhem, and an impressive cast of eccentric creatures that quite frankly give the likes of Monsters Inc and The Addams Family a good run for their money.

Not to mention it's irresistibly fast paced - chapters are just a few pages at most! - and is packed with some truly uproarious illustrations by the talented Louis Ghibault. Young readers will gobble up this story in one monstrously mouth-watering bite and be left hungry for more.

Fans of The Beast and the Bethany and David Walliams' Mega Monster are going to devour this one!


A big thank you to Farshore Books and Liz Scott for inviting me to be apart of the massive monster blog tour!


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