Jack Slater, Monster Investigator

Jack Slater, Monster Investigator

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Jack Slater is an official Monster Investigator - licensed to hunt out monsters who turn up under beds and terrorize small children (and his parents!). Armed with a high-power torch (monsters hate the light), a pocketful of spare batteries and a much-loved teddy (there is nothing monsters hate more than a favourite childhood toy), he sets off down to Monster Underworld when news reaches his ears that the monsters are on the march. They're getting organized and no-one, not even the Prime Minister in Downing Street, is safe any more...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11mm | 118g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552553727
  • 9780552553728
  • 473,574

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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 *show more

About John Dougherty

JOHN DOUGHERTY lives in London. A supply teacher with plenty of experience of classroom activities in primary education, he is also a singer-songwriter with one CD already available - and has appeared on TV when his living room was designed in a Gothic style by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. In 2004, he also ran the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity to help children in care. This is his third book for the Young Corgi list. His first, ZEUS ON THE LOOSE, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and JACK SLATER was shortlisted for the Ottaker's Children's Book Award, pre-publication.show more

Back cover copy

MMM, YUM YUM! Eat children! Yeah!' Jack Slater is the world's greatest Monster Investigator. He'd like to see a monster get the better of him. But something BIG is afoot. Which means only one thing... Jack must arm himself with his penlight torch and Freddy the Teddy and go down to the monster underworld before it's too late. The question is: do the monsters feel lucky...? Well, DO they? A hilarious story from the author of Zeus on the Loose! and Niteracy Hourshow more

Review Text

"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"show more

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