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The Monsters of Rookhaven

$26.99

$26.99

Humans, as is there wont, have a terrible habit of making a mess of everything.'

Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world.

But as something far more sinister comes to threaten them all, it quickly becomes clear that the true monsters aren't necessarily the ones you can see.

A thought-provoking, chilling and beautifully written novel, Pádraig Kenny's The Monsters of Rookhhaven, stunningly illustrated by Edward Bettison, explores difference and empathy through the eyes of characters you won't want to let go.

'Kenny is a thrilling writer and knows how to chill his readers' Telegraph

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529054705
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 11/11/2020
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Mysteries, the supernatural, monsters & mythological beings (Children’s/Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $26.99

Humans, as is there wont, have a terrible habit of making a mess of everything.'

Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world.

But as something far more sinister comes to threaten them all, it quickly becomes clear that the true monsters aren't necessarily the ones you can see.

A thought-provoking, chilling and beautifully written novel, Pádraig Kenny's The Monsters of Rookhhaven, stunningly illustrated by Edward Bettison, explores difference and empathy through the eyes of characters you won't want to let go.

'Kenny is a thrilling writer and knows how to chill his readers' Telegraph

Author Information

Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from County Kildare, now living in Limerick. Previously an arts journalist, a teacher and a librarian's assistant, he now writes full-time. His first novel TIN was a Waterstones Book of the Month and was nominated for the Carnegie, as well as being shortlisted for the Irish Book Award and several regional awards. He is married with four children. The Monsters of Rookhaven is his first novel with Macmillan Children's Books.

Edward Bettison is a graphic designer and illustrator, born in Hull. After studying Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University, he moved to London to work in the music industry and then on to publishing. He is known for the intricate detail in his original works, authenticity of vision and bold imagery. He lives in Brighton with his partner Susannah and his 12 year old son Kip.

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