Beasts by Stephanie Brockway
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Abigail Thaddeus lives with her grandparents in an old, spooky, ramshackle mansion. While her life is certainly unusual, Abigail finds it just plain boring. That is, until she receives an anonymous letter that sends her on a quest to research mythical creatures. With her best friend Charley's help, Abigail learns about beasts familiar (e.g. the unicorn) and unfamiliar (e.g. the bonnacon) and is shocked to discover that they may be more real than she had thought. When a threatening letter from the mysterious Board of Mystical Management arrives, Abigail has to decide whether to pursue knowledge at all costs or choose a safer path. Abigail's adventure is told through her journal entries, sketches, and beast research pages, using a scrapbook style.
 

About Stephanie Brockway

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Stephanie Brockway once lived in a spooky, old house just like Abigail's. It was there taht she became inspired to create a world in which mythical creatures really do exist. In her debut novel, Stephanie collaborates with husband and illustrator, Ralph Masiello. They live in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.Ralph Masiello has illustrated many books for children, including the successful Ralph Masiello's Drawing Book series, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book, and The Flag We Love. Ralph lives in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.
 
Published July 1, 2011 by Charlesbridge Publishing. 137 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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