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+)

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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 was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher.

Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children's literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks. More recent books include the critically-acclaimed Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series and his poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies.

His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards and chosen for various book of the week/year roundups by the broadsheets, but more importantly, they make children giggle.

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Format

Paperback (b Format)
160 pages

Author

John Dougherty
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

5th January 2006

ISBN

9780552553728

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