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2009 Winner: Bookbuilders West award: Best Children’s Book: Cover.

Jeff Miracola: Artist of the Year: GenCon 2011 annual convention.

“Jeff’s work has fascinated me since we first met while working on games like Dungeons & Dragons. His art and imagination were cutting-edge then, and what he brings to the children’s book world is cutting-edge now.”—Tony DiTerlizzi, co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

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Overview


2009 Winner: Bookbuilders West award: Best Children’s Book: Cover.

Jeff Miracola: Artist of the Year: GenCon 2011 annual convention.

“Jeff’s work has fascinated me since we first met while working on games like Dungeons & Dragons. His art and imagination were cutting-edge then, and what he brings to the children’s book world is cutting-edge now.”—Tony DiTerlizzi, co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

Welcome to Monster Isle is a children's book I would have loved to read to my own kids...The kids will love these monsters, and adults reading this book to those kids will appreciate the homages, the lively plot, and the fun art...It'd be a terrific gift for any creature-loving kids in your life."—Tony Isabella, Comics Buyer's Guide

A family’s vacation goes awry when a perfect storm tosses their skipper’s tiny boat off course. Now seven castaways are stranded on an uncharted desert island! Finnegan, his sister, parents, and dog Howl go into the wild and encounter a menagerie of monsters. Can these survivors befriend beasts straight from their wildest imaginations?

Fans of Monsterology, Dragonology, Bakugan, and Pokemon will take a trip they’ll never forget, since being lost was never so fantastic!

"It's a charming introduction to crytozoology for very young children, with the polysyllabic words they seem to enjoy, and gorgeously illustrated. And it has positive messages aplenty: man and manimal can live in harmony; you create your own fears; and working cooperatively is rewarding. If, as an adult, you have to read the same story every single night till your sanity gives way, this will be more pleasant than 99% of the competition."—Fortean Times

"It's never too soon to introduce children to cryptozoology, and that's why new kids' book Monster Isle is the perfect teaching tool...[Miracola's] big, stylized monsters are the perfect combination of fanged and funny." - io9.com

"Here is a book that is geared towards kids, but embraces the adventurer in all of us. If you are as huge a fan of the SciFi Channel’s DESTINATION TRUTH as I am, you’ll definitely want to check out this book of monsters creatively illustrated by Jeff Miracola...one that will most likely please those youngsters who are just forming an interest in comics. Perfect bed time story reading material." - Ain’t It Cool News

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Jeff Miracola's vibrant and dynamic art make each page a pleasure.” – Super Punch

“Welcome to Monster Isle would make a perfect Halloween gift {if you give gives for Halloween like my mother-in-law occasionally does}, books make the best gifts! And Immedium publishes the best books!” - Baby Luxe

“The story to me is about teamwork and co-existing, so when everything falls into place, the Summer's family (and company) make it safely home. The words tell a fun and adventurous tale, yet it is certainly Jeff Miracola's illustrations that bring this story and it's beasts to life. I love that the Yowie (Australian Bigfoot) makes an appearance! This is definitely a book with kid appeal!” - Children’s Book Review

“The grinning, menacing mountain on the front cover captured our child's interest, as did the brightly colored monsters inside...Brightly colored, grinning monsters make this a fun adventure to share.” - The Reading Tub

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597020169
  • Publisher: Immedium
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Oliver Chin is the author of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, The Adventures of WonderBaby: From A to Z, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, and Baltazar and the Flying Pirates.

Jeff Miracola's artwork is appreciated worldwide in trading cards for Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. He has illustrated for Warner Bros. Batman Beyond and Nickelodeon's Animorphs, and in games for Electronic Arts and Upper Deck's World of Warcraft. He resides in Wisconsin with his wife and three children.

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