Monster School (Hardcover)

By Kate Coombs, Lee Gatlin (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452129389, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Twilight's here. The death bell rings. Everyone knows what the death bell brings—it's time for class! You're in the place where goblins wail and zombies drool. (That's because they're kindergartners.) Welcome to Monster School. In this entertaining collection of poems, award-winning poet Kate Coombs and debut artist Lee Gatlin bring to vivid life a wide and playful cast of characters (outgoing, shy, friendly, funny, prickly, proud) that may seem surprisingly like the kids you know . . . even if these kids are technically monsters.


About the Author

Kate Coombs is an award-winning author of original fairy tales, poems, middle-grade fantasy novels, and picture books, including the critically acclaimed Water Sings Blue. She lives in Bountiful, Utah.

Lee Gatlin makes monsters and art in Athens, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, son, and two cats.


Praise For Monster School

"A spectacularly spooky and entertaining read that kid's will love any time of the year!" —Books4YourKids

"Middle graders will shiver over this angst-y collection of school verses." -Kirkus Reviews

"Ghoulish kids that play ball with a head and banshee teachers that are terrifying when they shriek are just some of the delightfully macabre characters you'll find in this collection of poems." —Romper

"Ghoulish kids that play ball with a head and banshee teachers that are terrifying when they shriek are just some of the delightfully macabre characters you'll find in this collection of poems." —Romper

"Classic school elements subverted for laughs will make kids want to ditch their own school and go to this one." -Publishers Weekly

"Both creepy and endearing. A wonderful addition to poetry and storybook shelves all year round." —School Library Journal