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The Monster Catchers

The Monster Catchers

A Bailey Buckleby Story

The Monster Catchers

George Brewington

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


A father-son monster hunter duo must save the Bay Area from an evil villain in The Monster Catchers, a madcap middle-grade fantasy debut from George Brewington.

If there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Buckleby and Son!
Whether it's a goblin in the garden or a fairy in the attic, Bailey Buckleby and his dad can rid your home of whatever monster is troubling you—for the right price. But when Bailey discovers that his dad has been lying—their pet troll Henry is actually a kidnapped baby sea giant—he begins to question the family business. Enter Axel Pazuzu, criminal mastermind, who will stop at nothing to make a buck. With everyone and everything he loves in peril, it's up to Bailey to save his family and set things right in this funny, fantastical adventure.



BAILEY BUCKLEBY sat behind the register in the front room while his father fed the monsters in the back. A stack of Frisbees towered next to him for easy access. There had been no customers...

Praise for The Monster Catchers

"A fast-paced, action-packed adventure with an interesting premise" —Booklist on The Monster Catchers

"The monsters are appealing, the parallels between monster and human history are discussable, and the end is wildly unsubtle but still gratifying, allowing Bailey to look forward to a more tolerant and altruistic exploration of the world of monsters." —The Bulletin on The Monster Catchers


Reviews from Goodreads

George Brewington

George Brewington makes his middle-grade debut with The Monster Catchers. Four days a week, George writes middle-grade and adult fantasy fiction, having been published most recently in an anthology titled Dark Magic: Witches, Hackers, and Robots. The other three days he is a respiratory therapist at a hospital in Charleston, SC. He lives with his wife and baby daughter in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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George Brewington

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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