Great Debut Real Fantasy Novel for Erik Daniel Shein
Pretty "current" feel for cover design - Twilight readers would pick this book up and read the summary. Relatable to this age group. easy to read. Great presentation!
Kirkus review: Warm, smart and educational.
From Shein comes the YA tale of a family for whom cryptozoology is a way of life. Ninth-grader Cromwell "Crow" Monsterjunkie lives with his family near Foggy Point, Maine. His parents, Talon and Pandora, use their mansion as a sanctuary for rare and endangered creatures. In dealing with the bullies, Herpetologist Shein wraps a classic tale of conformity in some gorgeously gothic paper. Warm, smart and educational.
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An Unusual Family's Story of Self-Discovery and Acceptance
Erik Daniel Shein has created a fascinating world of somewhat real creatures, cared for by an eccentric but close and loving macabe family on their home sanctuary estate.
Very highly recommended for pre- to early teen readers with a strong message of social acceptance and Anti bullying, The Monsterjunkies Sanctuary makes excellent summer reading.
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