Here Be Monsters!: The Ratbridge Chronicles Vol 1 by Alan Snow

Here Be Monsters!: The Ratbridge Chronicles Vol 1

Written by Alan Snow

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7-9 years. This is a book which all too rarely comes along. Full of imagination, strange creatures, inventions and happenings; I’ve not found a reader who hasn’t absolutely adored it whether they’re 7 or 12 or 72.

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Here Be Monsters!: The Ratbridge Chronicles Vol 1 by Alan Snow

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware - for there is skulduggery afoot. Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling Snatcher and is trapped alone in the town, with no way home. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over Ratbridge - and the world. With the help of Willbury Nibble QC, some friendly boxtrolls and cabbage-heads, Marjorie the frustrated inventor, and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry,
can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans - and find his way home?


"With belting characters, adorable illustrations and other fantastic inventions it will keep a child’s appetite for fun fully satisfied."

Sunday Times

About the Author

Alan Snow

Alan Snow is the bestselling author/illustrator of How Santa Really Works, How Dogs Really Work and How Cats Really Work. He is also the author of the Here Be Dragons series and the wonderful Here Be Monsters series. After studying fashion at Salisbury College of Art, he worked in many trades, from tree surgery to sound engineering. He even found time to mix flavours into yogurt!

Alan lives in the West Country.

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Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st June 2006




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