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Meet Monster by Ellen Blance and Ann Cook

Meet Monster

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Meet Monster by Ellen Blance and Ann Cook
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Mar 23, 2020 | ISBN 9781681374284

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“I am delighted that Monster is out and about again as lively and beautifully coloured as ever, and making lots of new friends of all kinds.” —Quentin Blake

“[This] series of learn-to-read books starring a friendly, lanky, purple monster became a sensation with students and teachers in the 1970s and ’80s . . . [E]ven after many years, they feel fresh in their category.” —Shannon Maughan, Publishers Weekly

“This gentle, playful monster like no other first came on the scene in 1973, thanks to educators Ellen Blance and Ann Cook, who had the bright idea to let schoolchildren help bring Monster to life. He’s back in this omnibus edition, featuring the first six stories in their easy-reading magnificence, marvelously illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake from the equally brilliant minds at [New York Review Books].” —Colin McDonald, Publishers Weekly

“I suspect that, secretly, [Quentin Blake] probably does have a magic pencil . . . he defies the limits of the visual by evoking sound: saucepans crash, birds screech, flutes toot. His hairy monsters, weird animals, knowing children and baffled adults threaten to leap off the paper. Noses point, arms flap, legs twist at impossible angles . . . Movement, freedom, escape are of the essence. And in every case, the open line and feeling of improvisation allow readers space to let their own imagination work on how characters might look and behave.” —Jenny Uglow, The Guardian

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