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While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancé to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation — and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo.

Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in the Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.

Review:

"The chilling sequel to Yancey's Printz Honor book, The Monstrumologist, is as fast-paced, elegant, and, yes, gruesome as its predecessor. Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his apprentice, Will Henry, travel from the bleak Canadian wilderness to the streets of New York City while attempting to determine what — man, myth, or monster — is responsible for a string of murders. The deaths are unfailingly horrific and graphic (with much flaying of skin, plucking of eyes, and removing of faces), and Will and his mentor suffer physically and emotionally throughout, grappling as much with the belief systems at the core of their beings as they do with the alleged wendigo (a North American equivalent to a vampire, neither of which Warthrop believes exists) that is thought to be responsible. The development of the relationship between hapless Will and the demanding monstrumologist is the most rewarding aspect of the story; as Warthrop clings to his scientific bedrock as loved ones die and his very profession is threatened, Will also clings &mash; to a diminishing sense of his own humanity. Ages 14 — up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"Lush prose, devilish characterizations, and more honest emotion than any book involving copious de-facings (yes, you read that right) ought to have....Yancey has written both books in the Monstrumologist series as if they were the last, going for broke and playing for keeps, no matter who or what ends up on the chopping block....[I]f we hold our breath, maybe part 3 will come faster." Booklist (starred review)

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While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancÉ to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.

About the Author

Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist and The Curse of the Wendigo. He has also written the award-winning series The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, as well as several novels for adults including The Highly Effective Detective and A Burning in Homeland. His memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector, was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five best books on taxes ever written. He earned a BA in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and worked as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service before turning to writing full-time in 2004. Rick lives in Florida with his wife Sandy and two sons.

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gardeninmypocket, March 24, 2011 (view all comments by gardeninmypocket)
The Curse of the Wendigo is the second book in the Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey. While there are not many frightening moments in this book as there was in the first, we get to see a more in depth version of the characters. Fleshing them out more and making them seem more real. The Doctor and Will travel to Canada in search of a missing friend amidst horrible tales of the Wendigo and dropping temperatures. The Doctor believes nothing of the stories even though something hunts them on their quest to save a friend. Will they make it? Even at a slower pace this book is engaging and in my opinion gives a bit of a hint at what will happen in the third book. The writing is brilliant, and spellbinding even at its most grisliest. If you enjoyed the first book no doubt you will enjoy The Curse of the Wendigo.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416984504
Author:
Yancey, Rick
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Monstrumologist, The
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt (matte lam + spot gloss uv)
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 448 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416984504 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The chilling sequel to Yancey's Printz Honor book, The Monstrumologist, is as fast-paced, elegant, and, yes, gruesome as its predecessor. Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his apprentice, Will Henry, travel from the bleak Canadian wilderness to the streets of New York City while attempting to determine what — man, myth, or monster — is responsible for a string of murders. The deaths are unfailingly horrific and graphic (with much flaying of skin, plucking of eyes, and removing of faces), and Will and his mentor suffer physically and emotionally throughout, grappling as much with the belief systems at the core of their beings as they do with the alleged wendigo (a North American equivalent to a vampire, neither of which Warthrop believes exists) that is thought to be responsible. The development of the relationship between hapless Will and the demanding monstrumologist is the most rewarding aspect of the story; as Warthrop clings to his scientific bedrock as loved ones die and his very profession is threatened, Will also clings &mash; to a diminishing sense of his own humanity. Ages 14 — up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "Lush prose, devilish characterizations, and more honest emotion than any book involving copious de-facings (yes, you read that right) ought to have....Yancey has written both books in the Monstrumologist series as if they were the last, going for broke and playing for keeps, no matter who or what ends up on the chopping block....[I]f we hold our breath, maybe part 3 will come faster."
"Synopsis" by , While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancÉ to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.
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