Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster 1

Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence
AUD $14.99

A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and highly collectable new junior fiction series.

I'm Artie. I'm eleven years old.
I do not believe in ghosts, or monsters.
I do believe in science.
I also believe that my step-sister Willow is kinda terrifying.

Willow and I found a weird old book in the attic of our new house. It's called the Big Boke of Fetching Monsters.
And it tells you how to make your own monster.
But that's impossible.

You DEFINITELY can't make a monster, because MONSTERS DO NOT EXIST.

Author bio:

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of two picture books - That Christmas Feeling and Clancy the Quokka, and eleven YA novels including The Boundless Sublime. Lili established the insideadog.com.au website and the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.

Dustin Spence is an illustrator with a background in animation and games. He loves creating playful, whimsical and colourful illustrations that explore the depths of his imagination.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760877385
Awards: Shortlisted Younger readers, West Australian Young Readers Book Awards 2022 AU; Shortlisted Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2020 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: Albert Street Books
Pub Date: July 2020
Page Extent: 200
Format: Paperback
Age: 7 - 10

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