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Monster of the Month Club
     

Monster of the Month Club

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by Dian Curtis Regan, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
 

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Rilla Harmony Earth lives with her off-beat, save-the-world mother and aunt at their bed-and-breakfast inn. With her unusual name and home schooling, and the ever-changing parade of guests at the inn, Rilla is used to things being a little... atypical. So she doesn't think twice about the mysterious postcard from the Monster of the Month Club--until the first package

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Rilla Harmony Earth lives with her off-beat, save-the-world mother and aunt at their bed-and-breakfast inn. With her unusual name and home schooling, and the ever-changing parade of guests at the inn, Rilla is used to things being a little... atypical. So she doesn't think twice about the mysterious postcard from the Monster of the Month Club--until the first package arrives. Suddenly Rilla has her hands full with Icicle, a grouchy, frozen-lemonade-eating monster! Now she wonders: Who signed her up for the Monster of the Month Club? Was it her one true love, Joshua Banks? Her arch enemy, Tina Welter? Her long-lost father? A guest at the inn? And how is she going to hide a year's worth of monsters from her mom?

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-When Rilla Harmony Earth receives a subscription to the Monster of the Month Club, she expects to get a year's worth of stuffed animals. However, when she opens the January shipment, she is greeted by a live creature with seven eyes, fluffy silver fur, and a taste for popsicles and frozen yogurt. She manages to hide him from her mother, the guests at their bed-and-breakfast inn, and the members of her home-schooling group. However, when February arrives, bringing a new monster that requires constant companionship, Rilla decides that she's had enough...and there are still 10 months to go! The girl's creative ways of concealing and feeding her strange pets are funny and her unusual home situation adds interest, as do the occasional, humorous black-and-white illustrations. An unresolved subplot involving her absent father is a bit distracting, but this is still an enjoyable fantasy.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590623919
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Monster of the Month Club 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You should read the book right away if you haven't already. Rilla and the monsters are really funny. Rilla's mom, Sparrow, made a sign on the front of their house that said 'Peace for every one'. Oh and by the way they don't live at a normal house. You have to read the book to find out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS AN EXELLENT BOOK! I LOVE ALL HER BOOKS! I GOT ALL MY FRIENDS HOOKED ON IT. I HAVE THE WHOLE SERIES! GO ICICLE!(THE JANUARY MONSTER).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never wanted to put this book down. Though it was a few years ago when I read it I wanted to read it over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Monster of the Month Club series is absolutely one of the best series we have read. They are funny and despite the 'Monster' in the title, they are by no way scary and are wonderful reads for schoolage(young) children. I read them with my preschooler ..we were hooked and couldn't stop at one book. I don't know if it was poor advertising on the publishers part, but these books need more publicity. They are FANTASTIC!! Thank you Dian Regan!!!!