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Alphabet of Unloved Beasts
By (author): Kelly Ward-Wills Illustrated by: Jazmine Gubbe
Kelly Ward-Wills ,

Illustrated by :

Jazmine Gubbe

Imprint:

Eye of Newt

ISBN:

9781777081768

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English
Jul 19, 2022
Print Run: 5000
$19.95 CAD
Cancelled

Dimensions:

10in x 8 x 0 in | 910 gr

Page Count:

32 pages

Illustrations:

Illustrations Throughout
Eye of Newt Books
Eye of Newt
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
Picturebook, unusual alphabet book In an old house, you'll find spiders, mice, and dust. But in the oldest houses you'll find things far worse than bugs. A house that's lived enough years will gather in its eaves a crew of several monstrous things that settle and won't leave. They moan and scratch and knock the walls. They rattle in the drains. When little humans shake with fear, they think, "Well, that was a very fun game!" For monstrous beasts love nothing more than a good old-fashioned fright. They love to play with their beloved friends in the darkest hours of night. But as houses get older, their children do, too. And that creatures don't like in the least. Because the older kids get the less they believe in their moaning, groaning feats. And soon all those creatures are simply left in a household of unloved beasts. Playful, alliterative text highlights one monstrous ghoul after another takes readers through the alphabet and into the corners and crannies of an old house peopled with sad and unwanted monsters lamenting the loss of their playmates. Until one of them realizes there are more ways than one to have their fearful fun.

Kelly Ward is a writer and children's book editor. Her fiction, poetry, and journalism have appeared in various publications across Canada. Her short fiction has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Fiction and appeared in The Journey Prize Stories: The Best of Canada's New Writers. She is the author of one collection of short stories, Keep it Beautiful. The Alphabet of Unloved Beasts is her first book for children. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

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