Here Be Monsters, Pants Ahoy! by Alan Snow

Here Be Monsters, Pants Ahoy!

Written by Alan Snow

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The first in the enormously inventive, endlessly entertaining, overwhelmingly original and astonishingly illustrated ‘Here be Monsters’ series set in the unbelievably weird world of Ratbridge. Eccentric and zany, fast-moving and funny with a Dickensian feel about it. Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events will love it. This is the first of a trilogy. Man in the Iron Socks is the second and Cheese Galore is the third. The three of them were originally published in one volume entitled Here be Monsters.


Here Be Monsters, Pants Ahoy! 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?

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 May 2008




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