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Beware! Only those who are McFearlessly brave may read from the pages of these monstrous memoirs. Crack open the ?creature-skin? cover?if you dare?and enter the monsterminating world of 11-year-old Minerva McFearless, her brother Max, and their mysterious coyote friend, Mr. Devilstone, as they battle the evil army of the king of all monsters?the dreaded Zarmaglorg! This one-of-a-kind novel features full-color illustrations throughout and offers ?scientific? data on all the terrifying things that go bump in the ...
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Beware! Only those who are McFearlessly brave may read from the pages of these monstrous memoirs. Crack open the “creature-skin” cover—if you dare—and enter the monsterminating world of 11-year-old Minerva McFearless, her brother Max, and their mysterious coyote friend, Mr. Devilstone, as they battle the evil army of the king of all monsters—the dreaded Zarmaglorg! This one-of-a-kind novel features full-color illustrations throughout and offers “scientific” data on all the terrifying things that go bump in the night, as well as recipes for keeping the bloodthirsty beasts at bay. First-time author Ahmet Zappa delivers a horrifying and hysterical tale that will be sure to bewitch readers of all ages.
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This mid-grade novel will bolster the spirits of any night warrior who has battled the forces of evil. The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless recounts the heroic exploits of 11-year-old Minerva McFearless, her brother Max, and their coyote cohort Mr. Devilstone in their never-ending struggle against the dreaded Zarmaglorg. TV personality Ahmet Zappa has crafted a mock memoir that combines scary full-color illustrations and surrealistic "scientific data," making for some horrifyingly hilarious fantasy.
Publishers Weekly
First-time author Zappa (son of rock legend Frank) mines his childhood fear of things that go bump in the night for this mock-memoir of a "monsterminator"-in-training, with recipes. Eleven-year-old Minerva McFearless, or Mini, as she's called, and her brother, Max, nine, stumble upon their father's secret trade-eliminating monsters. For years, they study his encyclopedic Monstranomicon, a talking, biting (female) book that contains information about all manner of evil beast and "defensive recipes" on how to defeat them. Mini also learns to speak Monstrosity, the native tongue of Grumplemisers, Glorches and the Howleewoof who relishes "children con carne." This stealthy self-teaching comes in handy when their widower father is kidnapped by agents of the Zarmaglorg, "the king of evil," who resides in faraway Castle Doominstinkinfart. With a cantankerous one-eyed coyote named Mr. Devilstone leading the way, a perilous trip to rescue Dad is on. The reptilian-skin look of the cover, Zappa's lively monster doodles and photo-illustrations of the main characters in key scenes, add kooky, creepy graphic appeal to the McFearless kids' escapades. A B-movie aesthetic keeps the narrative from being truly scary, and the repeated references to barfing, slime, blood and guts make this ideal summer reading for the crowd that's graduated from Captain Underpants. Ages 8-12. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Judy DaPolito
This book plays to the eternal fascination of children with monsters and all things slimy, smelly, and excremental. The McFearless children, eleven-year-old Minerva and nine-year-old Maxwell, must battle a succession of revolting monsters to save their widowed father, Manfred, a monsterminator who has been kidnapped by the Zarmaglorg, the most evil of the monsters. The children are aided in their endeavors by their own wits, the assistance of the mostly good Ms. Monstranomicon, their great-great-great grandfather in the form of a coyote named Mr. Devilstone, and by the humorous stupidity of the attacking monsters themselves. The book is filled with drawings of monsters and with photos mixing people and animals with constructed creatures. Numerous pages scattered through the book present recipes to protect against monsters using such ingredients as dead ants, boogers, dog hair, bare stinky feet, moldy cheese, toilet water, dirt, tube socks, toilet paper, dead flies, and hot sauce. The book ends with Manfred physically saved from the monsters but with his memories sucked out by the Zarmaglorg. Mr. Devilstone's last-page offer to help the children retrieve their father's memories by waking their dead mother promises a sequel.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-When 11-year-old Minerva McFearless and her younger brother, Max, discover that they are the latest generation in a family of monster-hunters, their widowed father forbids them to learn anything about his dangerous occupation. Nonetheless, the siblings soon come upon Ms. Monstranomicon, a monster-hunter's manual that is a monster herself, and find themselves pursued by the minions of the vile Zarmaglorg, king of the monsters, who kidnaps their father. Zappa has written a passable first novel whose roots aren't hard to see-Ms. Monstranomicon bears strong similarities to one of Harry Potter's textbooks, for example. But the sardonic back-and-forth between Minerva, Max, and their know-it-all guide, Mr. Devilstone, is amusing, as are the photo-illustrations and the "nature guide" pages describing the disgusting creatures that they encounter and the often-disgusting formulas that the monster-hunter employs to defend against them. The protagonists are engaging, but the plot is fuzzy and the villains are stock. Still, children will enjoy the story, which ends, unsurprisingly, with the promise of a sequel.-Walter Minkel, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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In an immediate attention-grabber, Minerva and Max McFearless's dangerous adventure begins in medias res, with the pair of young monster hunters hanging in a cage over a pit of fiery molten lava. Eleven-year-old Minerva explains how they got into the perilous situation: The children have come to rescue their monster-hunting father from the vicious monster king, the Zarmaglorg. Along the way, they defeat the Greblor, the Howleewoof and other monstrous enemies, while assisted by a talking one-eyed coyote and Ms. Monstranomicon, a living encyclopedia with a poisonous bite. Their story is illustrated with ghoulishly fun pages from Ms. Monstranomicon, describing monsters and the recipes required to defeat them (rather disgusting recipes that can be assembled in even non-monster-fighting kitchens by a dedicated reader). Though Max and Minerva's quest to save their father runs through pedestrian prose and some overly cheap jokes (such as Castle Doominstinkinfart), the lighthearted gross-out humor, lavishly illustrated with photographs and childlike drawings, will provide plenty of silly entertainment. (Fantasy. 8-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375832871
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Ahmet Zappa
TV personality, movie actor, musician, and son of legendary rock musician Frank Zappa, Ahmet Zappa lives in Hollywood, California, with his one-eyed dog, Wink.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2009

    I Love It

    Also waiting for book two.

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    Iread this book in 3rd grade and now I wanna read it again but I lost it. It's my 2nd fav. book. I'm glad the price is only 3.59 for members cuz im buying it. My Favorite book is in my Recommend section

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2008

    absolutely amazing

    wow it is terrific when i got to the end i turnt a few pages i hope there is another book this one is very highly reccomended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2007

    i love this book

    i absolutly love fantasy books and when i finished readind it, it got put on my favorites list. i would recomend it for any one that likes action and fantasy things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2007

    Glorchtastic

    I loved this book. The author made the book fun to read. I found myself laughing out loud at a few of the parts and crying during a few also. The end leaves you wanting more and I can not wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    Dull, dull, dull

    I was really surprised by the lack of quality in this book. It's extremely difficult to read and the author has an odd way of writing. I didn't find anything outstanding. The characters seemed flat and were at times difficult to tell apart. Descriptions were very few, so few to the point that I had difficulty determining when a scene was set in the same place it had been earlier in the book. This is definitely not recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2006

    Awesome!

    I thought this book was AWESOME! I loved all the adventures, and strange creatures that the author created to enhance the quality of this book. I would highly suggest this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2006

    Hilarious - the next Harry Potter series...

    Thought this was hilarious and a quick/fun read. The descriptions of the monsters and the recipes are so silly they made me laugh out loud. Waiting for the next one..

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