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Poesy the Monster Slayer

Poesy the Monster Slayer

written by Cory Doctorow; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller

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New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow and illustrator Matt Rockefeller present a sweetly scary picture book about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime in Poesy the Monster Slayer.

A monster slayer needs no bedtime!

Once her parents are off to bed, Poesy excitedly awaits the monsters that creep into her room. With the knowledge she’s gained from her trusty Monster Book and a few of her favorite toys, Poesy easily fends off a werewolf, a vampire, and much more.

But not even Poesy's bubblegum perfume can defeat her sleep-deprived parents!

Praise for Poesy the Monster Slayer

"Assured panels by Rockefeller (Pop!) combine frilly with threatening, illuminated by eerie light sources. Doctorow, making his picture book debut, strikes a gently edgy tone..."—Publisher's Weekly

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Featuring energetic dialogue, an exciting plot, and a close-knit multiracial family, Doctorow’s story is bolstered by Rockefeller’s deliciously detailed, dark-but-glowing illustrations."—Booklist

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Poesy is irresistible with her brave, two-sided personality...Rockefeller’s gently colored cartoon art enhances her bravery with creepily drawn night creatures and lively, expressive faces."—Kirkus

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Reviews from Goodreads

written by Cory Doctorow; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist—the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books, including Walkaway, In Real Life, Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother.

Matt Rockefeller is an illustrator and comic artist who grew up in Tucson, Arizona and draws inspiration from its dramatic landscapes. His work has appeared in a variety of formats including animation, book covers, and picture books such as Pop! and the graphic novel series 5 Worlds. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his partner and a small dog that may or may not be a fox.

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