The Monster in the Mudball

The Monster in the Mudball

by S. P. Gates

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148782919
Publisher: Tu Books/Lee & Low Books
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

S. P. GATES was born in Lincolnshire, England, and is a former teacher who once taught in
Malawi, Africa. She is the author of more than one hundred books, and has been commended for
the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. She has twice
won the children’s-choice Sheffield Children’s Book Award. She lives in the north of England
with her husband.

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The Monster in the Mudball 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Avery, age 10, for San Francisco Book Review I found this book really hard to get through, and I had to put it down and pick it up a lot as the story didn’t really fit me. All I could think about was this is what it must be like to read a fake story of Pokemon like when Cars came out, and someone copied it trying to make people think it was the same thing. I think kids who really like Dragon Ballz and Pokemon might like this book. Sometimes it seemed the author spent too much time describing stuff and putting so many verbs and adjectives in every single sentence; it just made it hard to get into the story. Its feet were half-frog, half-human and nearly killed a seagull. Strangled it with its feet, and it had yellow toenails, like sharp claws… I think it would have been a much better graphic novel to tell the story more with pictures and to not have so many sentences overflowing with description. It would easily catch people’s attention and tell a story even without words so even kids who are just learning to read could read it. I don’t think I would spend my money on this book and would have just checked it out from the library instead.*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review* *You can view the original review at San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
book4children More than 1 year ago
If your kid is a fan on monsters and action, you will want to check out this book. Jin and his sister, Frankie, join forces with the magnificent Mizz Z to defeat a giant monster. This monster goes through periods of hibernation and then hatches from her mudball. Each hatching makes the monster more powerful than before. The story is quick and easy to read, so even reluctant readers will have no trouble enjoying it. The main character, Jin, is a likable and easy protagonist to relate to. Although he is clumsy, he is good at reading people's emotions, which helps him tremendously throughout the book. Mizz Z is a delightful character surrounded by mystery. She puts on a good front of staying calm and almost detached in moments of crises. This book is great for kids ages 8 and up. It will probably appeal most strongly to boys, but most middle grade kids will enjoy it. Content: Suspense. Fights with the monster. Some kids may find the monster scary, but clean otherwise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in 6th grade and it took me a while to read the book but it is really really good, but it didnt have any picturs in it so it was kinda boring for a while. :) The boy in the story, Jin , has Dyspraxia and clumsy child syndrome but he can tell peoples feelings.