Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept secret — others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call "monsters"?
One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared — along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is). From the bestselling author of E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Liesl & Po comes a timely and relevant adventure story about monsters of all kinds — and a girl brave enough to save them.
"As Cordelia and Gregory’s quest takes them to a traveling circus in New York, a Canadian university, and back home, they find a terrifying threat to monsters everywhere while exploring the idea that 'the monsters people name are not the real danger... it’s the monsters who name themselves that you really have to watch out for.' Oliver’s (Broken Things) marvelous historical fantasy hits just the right tone of sincerity and whimsy... [while] occasional illustrations by Aldridge (Estranged) give a realistically fantastic feel to the meaningful text." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 13|
|Illustrator||Ethan M. Aldridge|
|Publication Date||Feb 11, 2020|