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Here Be Monsters! (Ratbridge Chronicles #01)

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Publisher Comments:

Skulduggery is afoot!

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware — for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over — and destroy — the entire town. With the help of Willbury Nibble, QC; some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads; Marjorie the frustrated inventor; and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans — and find his way home?

Review:

"Although satire, humor, and slapstick comedy are scattered throughout, the most powerful theme is that victory does not always come to the beautiful nor the athletic, but often rises out of cooperation and compassion." Children's Literature

Review:

"Some readers might lose interest in the sometimes-rambling series of events, but the short chapters, intriguing creatures, quirky humor, and engaging art make this book a good choice for youngsters who enjoy lengthy and lighthearted fantasy." School Library Journal

Review:

"The next episode can't come too soon." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Skulduggery is afoot!

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware — for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over — and destroy — the entire town. With the help of Willbury Nibble, QC; some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads; Marjorie the frustrated inventor; and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans — and find his way home?

Synopsis:

Skulduggery is afoot!

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware — for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over — and destroy — the entire town. With the help of Willbury Nibble, QC; some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads; Marjorie the frustrated inventor; and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans — and find his way home?

About the Author

Alan Snow has worked in design, animation, and is the illustrator of Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe by Andrea Perry and is the author and illustrator of How Dogs Really Work, The Truth About Cats, and How Santa Really Works.

Here Be Monsters! is his first novel and is the start of an incredible illustrated journey into the weird and astonishing world of Ratbridge. He, however, lives in Bath, England.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 Coming Up!

Chapter 2 The Hunt

Chapter 3 From On High

Chapter 4 Into the Town

Chapter 5 Here Be Monsters!

Chapter 6 The Ceremony

Chapter 7 Which Hole?

Chapter 8 Search for a Hole?

Chapter 9 The Wet Dry Dock

Chapter 10 The Return

Chapter 11 A Visit

Chapter 12 The Market

Chapter 13 Madame Froufrou

Chapter 14 The Patent Hall

Chapter 15 Gone!

Chapter 16 Pants Ahoy!

Chapter 17 Cabbageheads

Chapter 18 The Cheese Hall

Chapter 19 An Incident Outside the Nag's Head

Chapter 20 Inside the Cheese Hall

Chapter 21 The Dungeon

Chapter 22 Back in the Lab

Chapter 23 Out on the Roof!

Chapter 24 Back at the Ship

Chapter 25 Tea and Cake

Chapter 26 An Escape?

Chapter 27 Attack on the Ship

Chapter 28 The Police

Chapter 29 Exodus

Chapter 30 Back Below the Cheese Hall

Chapter 31 The Standoff

Chapter 32 The Man in the Iron Socks

Chapter 33 Going Down!

Chapter 34 The Council of War

Chapter 35 Up and Under!

Chapter 36 The Rabbit Women

Chapter 37 The Doll

Chapter 38 Wet!

Chapter 39 The Telling

Chapter 40 A Glimmer at the End of the Tunnel

Chapter 41 The Keys

Chapter 42 The Traps

Chapter 43 Deep Water

Chapter 44 The Shaft!

Chapter 45 The Great One!

Chapter 46 The Next Victim!

Chapter 47 How Are We Going to Fix It?

Chapter 48 Let's Hit the Town!

Chapter 49 Attack on the Cheese Hall

Chapter 50 Magnetism!

Chapter 51 The Big Bang

Chapter 52 Skinned!

Chapter 53 Repairing the Damage

Chapter 54 Home Chapter 55 Measure for Measure

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michael.sheanjones, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by michael.sheanjones)
This was a great bedtime read for me and the girls (8,5 and 3)! From the Cheeses, to the Cabbageheads, Boxtrolls and rats, we loved the imaginative and personable creatures and characters. The illustrations added a lot of fun as we made our way through the story. It is a long book and there are moments of peril, so you may, like me, end up reading with a full lap.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689870484
Author:
Snow, Alan
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Trolls
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Ratbridge Chronicles
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; b-w illus
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x .5 in
Age Level:
08-14

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Product details 544 pages Libri - English 9780689870484 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Although satire, humor, and slapstick comedy are scattered throughout, the most powerful theme is that victory does not always come to the beautiful nor the athletic, but often rises out of cooperation and compassion."
"Review" by , "Some readers might lose interest in the sometimes-rambling series of events, but the short chapters, intriguing creatures, quirky humor, and engaging art make this book a good choice for youngsters who enjoy lengthy and lighthearted fantasy."
"Review" by , "The next episode can't come too soon."
"Synopsis" by , Skulduggery is afoot!

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware — for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over — and destroy — the entire town. With the help of Willbury Nibble, QC; some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads; Marjorie the frustrated inventor; and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans — and find his way home?

"Synopsis" by , Skulduggery is afoot!

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware — for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over — and destroy — the entire town. With the help of Willbury Nibble, QC; some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads; Marjorie the frustrated inventor; and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans — and find his way home?

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