Chester's Masterpiece by Melanie Watt

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Chester's finally ready to write his own masterpiece -- he just needs to get pesky writer-illustrator M?lanie Watt out of the way. Chester's solo attempts at storytelling are messy, to say the least, but he's determined to go it alone. But where's his story going? After several alternative (but always unhappy) endings, Chester is confronted by a problem he never bargained for. A wry comment on the creative process and how good stories are constructed, this is the most uproarious Chester book yet.
 

About Melanie Watt

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Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal. Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.
 
Published March 1, 2010 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Aspiring author Chester, a chubby calico cat, is back for another metatextual tussle after the events of his 2007 debut, Chester.

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Chester uses his red marker to edit the story, sending Mouse on a vacation: “Hasta la vista, Mousie!” Mouse returns from Mexico with a big bulldog.

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Chester, Canadian cat author extraordinaire, is back for a third self-aggrandizing volume without any help from Mélanie Watt.

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Chester, Canadian cat author extraordinaire, is back for a third self-aggrandizing volume without any help from Mélanie Watt.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Chester's Masterpiece

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In troublemaking Chester's third outing, he again hijacks the narrative, blithely wielding a red marker as he creates his own story (at the expense of Watt and a much-abused mouse). The usurpe

Feb 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Chester's Masterpiece

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In this mischievous follow-up to her comical metafiction, Chester , Watt—who is both character and author—thinks she's hit on a way to keep her cat's huge ego in check: make him the star of his very own fairy tale.

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In troublemaking Chester's third outing, he again hijacks the narrative, blithely wielding a red marker as he creates his own story (at the expense of Watt and a much-abused mouse).

Feb 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Chester's Masterpiece

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Now tell me where all my stuff is this instant!!!” Chester responds by telling her to stop writing the notes, and by revving up his audience: “Readers, are you ready for the best, most ORIGINAL story you have ever read in your entire 9 lives?”.

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I am Mélanie Watt and I am very angry !” reads a speech bubble), and the mouse even enters the act, complaining, “I can’t work like this!” The closing pages seem to give Watt the upper hand (hint: a humiliating pink tutu is involved), but readers, who will adore Chester’s unbridled self-interest ...

Nov 05 2007 | Read Full Review of Chester's Masterpiece

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After stealing author Melanie Watt's art supplies and eating her computer mouse (which, by the way, tastes like chicken), Chester decides that he will write a better story than Watt ever could.

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