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Children's Fiction Monsters

Poesy the Monster Slayer

by (author) Cory Doctorow

illustrated by Matt Rockefeller

First Second
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Recommended Age
4 to 6
Recommended Grade
p to 1
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price

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New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow and illustrator Matt Rockefeller present a sweetly scary picture book about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime inPoesy the Monster Slayer.
A monster slayer needs no bedtime!
Once her parents are off to bed, Poesy excitedly awaits the monsters that creep into her room. With the knowledge she’s gained from her trusty Monster Book and a few of her favorite toys, Poesy easily fends off a werewolf, a vampire, and much more.
But not even Poesy's bubblegum perfume can defeat her sleep-deprived parents!

About the authors

Cory Doctorow is a multi-award-winning science fiction author, technologist, activist and speaker. His novels include Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Eastern Standard Tribe and the recently released contemporary fantasy, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town.

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Editorial Reviews

"Assured panels by Rockefeller (Pop!) combine frilly with threatening, illuminated by eerie light sources. Doctorow, making his picture book debut, strikes a gently edgy tone..."—Publisher's Weekly
"Featuring energetic dialogue, an exciting plot, and a close-knit multiracial family, Doctorow’s story is bolstered by Rockefeller’s deliciously detailed, dark-but-glowing illustrations."—Booklist
"Poesy is irresistible with her brave, two-sided personality...Rockefeller’s gently colored cartoon art enhances her bravery with creepily drawn night creatures and lively, expressive faces."—Kirkus

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