The Monster Squad

Illustrated by Ethan Long

About The Book

Get to know the Junior Monster Scouts in this first book in a brand-new chapter book series that’s perfect for fans of Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol and Hotel Transylvania!

Wolfy, Franky, and Vampyra—the children of the classic monsters—are Junior Monster Scouts. And even though ‘monster’ is their middle name, these funny fiends just want to help anybody in need, earn their Junior Monster Scout merit badges, and make friends. But, their good deeds are always foiled by Baron Von Grump, a cranky schemer who doesn’t like noise, doesn’t like kids, and most of all doesn’t like the Junior Monster Scouts.

Peter Piper’s kitten Shadow is lost deep in The Gloomy Forest, and the Scouts want to help their new friend. But today is also the Village Cheese Festival and all of the celebrating has Baron Von Grump at wits’ end. How can he play his violin in peace if the villagers are making such a racket? He hatches a cheesy plan that involves huge and hungry rats! Uh-oh! Can the Scouts save the cats, the rats, and the day?

About The Author

Joe McGee is the author of three picture books, Peanut Butter and BrainsPeanut Butter and Aliens; and Peanut Butter and Santa Claus, all illustrated by Charles Santoso. Joe is on the faculty of Sierra Nevada College’s Writing for Children and Young Adults low-residency MFA program, and teaches writing at Rowan University in New Jersey. A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults as well as Rowan University Master’s Writing Program, Joe writes everything from picture books through young adult novels. He’s an active member of SCBWI and you can find him online at JoeMcGeeAuthor.com and on Twitter at @McGeeJP.

About The Illustrator

© Ethan Long

Ethan Long is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many books for children, among them the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Up, Tall, and High. He is also the creator of the animated, Emmy nominated series Tasty Time with ZeFronk, which airs daily on Disney Junior.

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