Marilyn's Monster (Hardcover)

By Michelle Knudsen, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763660116, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

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Description

The best-selling author of Library Lion pairs with award-winning illustrator Matt Phelan to create a picture book gem with an unexpected twist.

Some of the kids in Marilyn's class have monsters. Marilyn doesn't have hers yet, but she can't just go out and look for one. Your monster has to find you. That's just the way it works. Marilyn tries to be patient and the kind of girl no monster can resist, but her monster doesn't come. Could she go out and search for him herself? Even if that's not the way it works? From favorite picture-book creators Michelle Knudsen and Matt Phelan comes a story about one little girl and the perfect monster she knows is out there . . . and what happens when she decides she's waited long enough.


About the Author

Michelle Knudsen is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, as well as Argus, illustrated by Andrea Wesson, and Big Mean Mike, illustrated by Scott Magoon. She is also the author of the young adult novel Evil Librarian and the middle-grade novels The Dragon of Trelian and The Princess of Trelian. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn, New York. Matt Phelan is the author-illustrator of the picture book Druthers as well as the highly acclaimed and award-winning graphic novels The Storm in the Barn, Around the World, and Bluffton. He is also the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Always and I'll Be There by Ann Stott and The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, which won the 2007 Newbery Medal. He lives near Philadelphia.
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