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Monacello The Little Monk

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Illustrated by Jana Diemberger

Part of the Monacello Series

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Monacello The Little Monk Synopsis

“Devil!” “Goblin” “Gremlin!” “Demon!”

Strange little creature. Strange pale eyes, so full of fear. Strange little monk, his habit black as nightmares, his surplice grubby as spilt milk. Strange little boy shaped like a question mark, who are you? Intrigue, superstition and adventure feature in the first book of a trilogy set in the dark world of medieval Naples and brought to life by spectacular double-spread graphic artwork. An orphaned boy is dressed as a monk and ostracised by everyone except the roaming wild cats of the Undercity for his scary looks and his ability to make bad things happen. Monacello searches above and below ground, determined to solve the mystery of his parents. After he encounters friendship from a little girl with a mysterious background of her own, it seems he can also bring good luck - a bringer of fortune; a wish granter. When a case of mistaken identity brings near disastrous consequences, this little monk must shake off his bad luck for good...

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ISBN: 9781907912030
Publication date: 28/04/2011
Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781907912030
Publication date: 28th April 2011
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator: Jana Diemberger
Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 57 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here. Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean: 'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write ...

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