Jack Slater, Monster Investigator by John Dougherty

Jack Slater, Monster Investigator

Written by John Dougherty
Part of the Jack Slater Series

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Jack Slater has a job on his hands. He has to tackle the monster who is frightening his parents out of their bed every night.

There are lots of keen, mean sleuthing jokes in this terrific, funny fantasy. (7+)


Jack Slater, Monster Investigator by John Dougherty

Jack is an official monster investigator - licensed to hunt out monsters, who turn up under beds and terrorize small children. Armed with a high-power torch (monsters hate the light), a pocketful of spare batteries and a much-loved teddy, he sets off down to Monster Underworld when news reaches his ears that the monsters are on the march.

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A clever story, cleverly told -- Mike Maran Carousel The inventive illustrations, clever jokes and intriguing charaters, make this a thrilling adventure that strong readers will enjoy Children's Books Ireland Plays to every youngster's fantasy of tipping child-parent relations on their head ... This story is perfect for children still afraid of the dark, turning fear into laughter Eastern Daily Press Jack is an engaging hero and his various scrapes and adventures are scary enough to be read by torchlight beneath the covers ... An engaging first book in what could be a long series Dundee Evening Telegraph

About the Author

John Dougherty
JOHN DOUGHERTY lives in London. A supply teacher with plenty of experience of classroom activities in primary education, he is also a singer-songwriter with one CD already available - and has appeared on TV when his living room was designed in a Gothic style by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. In 2004, he also ran the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity to help children in care. This is his third book for the Young Corgi list. His first, ZEUS ON THE LOOSE, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and JACK SLATER was shortlisted for the Ottaker's Children's Book Award, pre-publication.

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Paperback (b Format)
160 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

5th January 2006




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