The Monster Hunter
Written by Guy Bass
Illustrated by Pete Williamson
Part of the Stitch Head Series
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Highly visual, filled with slapstick humour and with a cast of monstrous but endearing characters, the Stitch Head stories are always great fun. Stitch Head works hard to keep Professor Erasmus and Castle Grotteskew safe – even though his master has practically forgotten he exists – but he’s no match for adventurer Dotty Dauntless who barrels in determined to leave with a monster (to win a bet with the boys at the Venture Club …). Life at the castle is about to change for ever, but in a way that brings surprising good news for little Stitch Head. Stitch Head is quiet, well-meaning, long-suffering and generally put upon in fact. You can’t help but love him and readers will be cheering for him at the end! ~ Andrea Reece
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The Monster Hunter by Guy Bass
He's back! Join Stitch Head, a mad professor's forgotten creation, as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime...
In the maze-like dungeons of Castle Grotteskew, the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus conducts his bizarre experiments on living things. His very first creation has long been forgotten – a small, almost-human creature, known only as Stitch Head. Poor Stitch Head has spent years vying for attention amongst a menagerie of freakish monsters.
In the final instalment of this much loved series, an unexpected visitor crash-lands on top of Castle Grotteskew - Stitch Head knows it can only mean trouble. Eccentric explorer, Dotty Dauntless, has bet her fortune on delivering a monster to the Venture Club and is intent on leaving the castle with a monstrous creation in tow. The problem is, all the castle’s monsters are as meek as kittens…
A note from the author about the Stitch Head series I wanted to write a gothic monster / mad professor story. The initial idea was about two leftover body parts from the professor’s experiments - an arm and leg - which were alive, and understandably resented their lot! As it turns out, living limbs are considered a bit much for children’s fiction, and I was rightly asked to think again. Then I started to wonder how this mad professor got started. Maybe his first creation wasn’t all that monstrous or scary or impressive; maybe it had been forgotten, like an old toy, and longed to be remembered. I did a sketch of a little creature with stitches all over his face and things started to fall into place. Read more on his author page!
Praise for the Stitch Head Series:
'If you liked Marcus Sedgwick's The Raven Mysteries, you'll love this!' Julia Eccleshare
'Bursting with twisted humour and amusingly action-packed illustrations, this book would be best enjoyed at night, with a torch under the covers.' Carousel
Guy Bass has spun a fun and creepy tale … a great read that must be read! Booktrust
Spooky atmospheres, quirky characters and unusual events, all conveyed with a fine clarity and great, punchy writing. The Bookbag
These funny, accessible, fast-paced and illustrated books are perfect for reluctant readers who like their stories to be visually appealing. Lancashire Evening Post
It's dark, monstrous fun! Wondrous Reads
A truly great middle grade book and one that will have kids laughing and giggling along. Readaraptor
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