Monster Academy (Hardcover)

By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, John McKinley, John McKinley (Illustrator)

The Blue Sky Press, 9781338098815, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Where do monsters go to school? Monster Academy! And anything can happen when your teacher is Miss Mummy. It's not like any other school, but if you're a little monster, you'll fit right in!

Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, energetic classroom where the class pet is a big purple boa constrictor, recess is in a swamp, and class bats help build a Creepy Castle in the Monster Maker's Lab. When Tornado Jo, a new student, roars into class, a storm is brewing. Who could ever guess that her new best friend will be a vampire, and she'll help him find his missing fang?

Award-winning writer Jane Yolen teams up with her daughter, Heidi, to present colorful monster children who have familiar human issues such as making friends and learning to help others. In a final twist, Tornado Jo -- the worst behaved student -- is revealed to be an out-of-control human, not a monster after all. Oh, no! Monsters are more afraid of humans than we are of them! Everybody runs!

Laugh-aloud humor is enhanced by John McKinley's highly imaginative illustrations loaded with fun and hidden jokes tucked into the art. An irresistible romp from start to finish!


About the Author

Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than 365 books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to two Nebula Awards and a National Book Award nomination, she has received a Golden Kite from SCBWI, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, and the California Young Reader Medal. Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was an ALA Notable Book and a Christopher Medal winner. The book has gone on to become a widely popular bestselling series with over 15 million copies in print. She lives in Western Massachusetts.



Heidi Stemple has published twenty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children. She and her mother, Jane Yolen, love to write books together. She lives in Western Massachusetts.



John McKinley has been drawing all his life. He is the celebrated illustrator of the Ready, Freddy! chapter-book series, which has more than 13 million books in print. He and his family live on the Monterey Bay of California's Central Coast.