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The Halloween Parade

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I read this book twice. The first time I read this on my own and found it a delightful read. It was entertaining and filled with a fun adventure.

The Halloween Parade is about a girl called Trixie Grimble who is sent to a boarding school even though she doesn’t want to go. The boarding school is not your average boarding school, this one is full of Vampires, Ghosts and Werewolves and the only normal thing about the school is Trixie. 

I really liked how the books shows that we can all be different but can go through the same feelings when we are bullied or left out.

The second time I read this book it was with my 5-year-old nephew. He's a big fan of helping me reading children’s books, but he normally struggles to sit through the bigger ones like this one. But not this one. He actually reminded me that we need to read a few more chapters. Together we finished this whole book in a few days. 

When I asked him what he liked about the book he said: “It was really funny, we have to read it again next week”.

This was a big hit with both me and my nephew. A very enjoyable read, suitable for all ages young and old.

Manisha Natha, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

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It's a fun story for 6+-year-old readers, with a more serious take on important contemporary issues. Definitely a recommended read for this age group.

'The Halloween Parade', illustrated by Amalia Rendon, is one of author Matt Beighton's 'Monstacademy' series of books. It's a fun story for 6+ year old readers, with a more serious take on important contemporary issues.

A letter arrives at the Grimble household informing Trixie that, due to a cut in funding by Wexbridge Borough Council, St Agatha's Primary School, which she attends, is to close but that, come the new school year, she has a place at Monroe's Academy for the Different, a boarding school known locally as Monstacademy. She is not at all happy about it but then neither are the 'Different', the vampires, werewolves, ghosts and suchlike, who already attend M.A.D. Then one day, she is teamed up with Gloria, a vegetarian vampire, and Colin, a werepoodle, to produce the school's banner for the grand Halloween Parade.... Read Full Review

Drena Irish

This is a very light-hearted and entertaining book for junior-aged readers.

This is a very light-hearted and entertaining book for junior-aged readers. It tells the story of Trixie who unwillingly starts at Monroe's Academy for unusual children, or Monstacademy as it is called. She finds it very difficult to make friends as she is seen as ' too normal' amongst the vampires, werewolves and other various monsters.

School life is described in amusing detail with some unusual problems....what does a vampire eat for lunch?  where do the banshees sleep?

The author's skill in seeming to talk directly to the reader as if talking to a friend makes it a very endearing read.... Read Full Review

Chris Woolfenden

This is a great story of how to be a leader and do what is right!

This is a story about a young girl, named Trixie. She has to go to another school called “The Monstacademy”. Her mother seems to be happy she won't be around and underfoot all the time. Her Mom's boyfriend, Rob, says she can start her “Cat Circus” now. It has always been a dream of hers. 

Poor Trixie can't understand why she has to go there where most of the students are supernatural. The students were werewolves, vampires, ghosts, banshee, witches, wizards, gargoyles and goblins. 

Halloween was coming and the only thing left for Trixie, Colin and Gloria to do was to make the banner for the school. It was a very important job. 

Heston Gobswaddle is a trouble maker. 

Trixie overheard Heston and his friends discussing their plans to disrupt the Halloween Parade.... Read Full Review

Diana Mason