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Hawley Public Library J TAY (Text) 33500013248547 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J TAY (Text) 33500013248539 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 1536208590
  • ISBN: 9781536208597
  • Physical Description: 334 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press, [2020]

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There's a storm brewing over Eerie-on-Sea, and the fisherfolk say a monster is the cause. Someone has woken the ancient Gargantis, who sleeps in the watery caves beneath this spooky seaside town where legends have a habit of coming to life. It seems the Gargantis is looking for something: a treasure stolen from her underwater lair. And it just might be in the Lost-and-Foundery at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, in the care of one Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder. With the help of the daring Violet Parma, ever-reliable Herbie will do his best to figure out what the Gargantis wants and who stole her treasure in the first place. In a town full of suspicious, secretive characters, it could be anyone!
Target Audience Note:
8 - 12 years.
Grade 3 - Grade 7.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    In this sequel to Malamander (2019), young (supposed) orphan Herbert Lemon is tasked with saving his town of Eerie-On-Sea and another terrifying but vulnerable sea monster. Being in charge of the Lost and Foundery at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, Herbert is used to receiving the odd "false nostril or bloodstained candlestick." But the arrival of a mysterious bottle with a sprightning trapped inside (think Tinkerbell with an electric charge) tests the limit of his determination to reunite lost items with their owners—because the sprightning has been stolen from Gargantis, a humongous flying storm-fish whose restless searches are subjecting the town to an escalating series of destructive gales and wall-cracking stormquakes. Fortunately, Herbert has several allies, notably pushy but clever Violet Parma and Clermit, a small but well-armed clockwork hermit crab, to help him quiet the monster but keep it alive. Said quest bears fruit, but only at the climax of a suspenseful narrative awash in old legends, secret codes, strange local characters, and hints of startling revelations to come. Finished illustrations not seen. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Thomas Taylor is an award-winning author-illustrator for children whose debut novel, Malamander, kicked off this mystery series. He illustrated the cover for the original British edition of the first Harry Potter book and has since gone on to write and illustrate several picture books and young adult novels, including the graphic novel Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick. Thomas Taylor lives on the south coast of England.

Tom Booth makes marks. He makes marks in books like this one, and he sometimes makes marks that move. Some of his marks &; like those in Don't Blink! and This Is Christmas &; have been given stars. Raised just outside Philadelphia, Tom Booth made his earliest marks on his parents&; antique table. He thinks the table looks better now. His parents aren't so sure. He lives in Brooklyn.

Subject: Monsters > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Hotels > Juvenile fiction.
Treasure troves > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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