Synopses & Reviews
Don’t underestimate Ava just because she’s
“cute” and wears “adorable glasses” — she’s really a fierce monster
slayer. And when her beloved Piggy is left in the dryer in the basement,
Ava knows she’ll have to face the ferocious monsters lurking in the
dark if she wants to rescue her favorite stuffed animal. So she puts on
her brother’s superhero cape, grips his sword tight, puts on her pink
rain boots and sparkly princess crown, and creeps downstairs.
even the roar of the greenest and hairiest monster is going to stop
this spunky girl. Even though she’s scared and the monsters smell
terrible, Ava is determined to rescue Piggy. Ross Felten’s brisk,
sketch-like illustrations help bring energy and humor to this story of
bravery and loyalty. Young readers will relate to Ava’s mission and
delight in her victory over the monsters. Ava the Monster Slayer is sure to appeal to children worried about monsters in their own homes and kids devoted to their own stuffed animals.
About the Author
Lisa Maggiore earned her master's in social service administration from the University of Chicago. She then leaped from her twenty-year career as a social worker to write her first picture book, Ava the Monster Slayer
. Lisa loves to travel, watch "da Bears" (do not bother her on Sundays during the NFL season), and be silly with her family. She lives with her husband and four children in Chicago, Illinois.
Ross Felten paints, draws, sketches, illustrates, illuminates, deviates, puts things together, and tears things apart. Aside from art, he is passionate about soccer, music, and making his girls laugh. Ross lives near Chicago, Illinois.