Monster Graphic Novels: Monster Christmas

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Peter and Jean, two mischievous kids, love to draw monsters. They create Oko, a frightening monster which escapes from the sheet of paper and disappears into their house. All they need do now is create a nice monster that eats bad ones. That’s how Chris, with three legs, four arms and ten mouths, becomes the family’s new pet monster. For Christmas, Jean & Peter go on vacation to the mountains with their parents. Chris was supposed to stay at home but he manages to make the trip on the roof of the car. ...

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Overview

Peter and Jean, two mischievous kids, love to draw monsters. They create Oko, a frightening monster which escapes from the sheet of paper and disappears into their house. All they need do now is create a nice monster that eats bad ones. That’s how Chris, with three legs, four arms and ten mouths, becomes the family’s new pet monster. For Christmas, Jean & Peter go on vacation to the mountains with their parents. Chris was supposed to stay at home but he manages to make the trip on the roof of the car. Suddenly an avalanche blocks the road, caused by a monster in hot pursuit of… Santa Claus! It’s up to the kids and their pet monster to save Santa and Christmas! But it looks like this monster can have Chris for breakfast!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Award-winning French cartoonist Trondheim, known in the U.S. for his kids’ book Tiny Tyrant, tells a short holiday tale that taps into childlike fantasies. A brother, Petey, and a sister, Jean, go on a Christmas vacation to the snowy mountains with their Mom and Dad and pet monster, Kriss. On the way they encounter another monster chasing Santa Claus and have to rely on their creativity, quick thinking, and a monster of their own to save Santa and themselves. Both Trondheim’s art and the English-language translation create a story that could come from the mind of a child, despite its bizarre creatures and sudden surprises. Yet it’s also the work of a talented artist channeling that childish wonder into a finely crafted tale for young audiences. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
A pre-Christmas ski trip slaloms into a series of wild escapades in this import from a prolific French graphic novelist. Depicted with the heads of birds (cockatoos, perhaps?) in Trondheim's unframed panels, young Jean, her brother Petey and their parents drive off to the mountains--unsuccessfully trying to leave their huge, green, four-armed pet monster Kriss behind. Whom should they meet while tootling up the wintry road than Santa himself (also sporting a bird's head), pursued by an orange monster even bigger than Kriss and perfectly willing to eat anyone who crosses its path. Nonstop flights, rescues, downhill slides, avalanches and chases by more hungry monsters ensue. Captioned by the children's tandem, chatty narrative, the art offers small figures engaged in snowy slapstick as they flee or (with Santa's help) fly from danger…arriving, ultimately, back home to discover a decorated tree surrounded by wrapped gifts including, for Kriss, a full-size candy-vending machine. Nothing says "Christmas" like monsters. (Graphic novel. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597072885
  • Publisher: Papercutz
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Monster Graphic Novels Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey and Eisner Award nominee Lewis Trondheim is one of the most prolific comic creators of his generation, having published over 35 graphic novels in the last 10 years. He was most recently nominated for an Eisner Award in the category “Best Publication for Kids” for his graphic novel Tiny Tyrant.

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