Giveaway: THE MONSTROUS CHILD (US Only)

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The Monstrous Child (US Only)

by: Francesca Simon (with Illustrations by Olivia Gill)

Release Date: June 6, 2017

Publisher: Faber & Faber

About the Book:

“The first sentence of this novel came to me on the subway in New York, and I instantly heard Hel's cool, sarcastic, funny, adolescent voice. Once I realized that the Norse Goddess of the Dead was a child like her brothers, then I knew I had a story.”

Francesa Simon, on her inspiration for THE MONSTROUS CHILD

Meet Hel, an ordinary angsty teenager. She has to put up with her annoying brothers (a snake and a wolf) and her obnoxious parents (a giantess and a God) and deal with her duties as goddess of the Underworld. Why is life so unfair? Hel tries to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and wel-coming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity. But then eternity itself is threatened, and Hel faces the challenge of her life.

Beautifully written — moody, funny, and atmospheric — this is Norse mythology in a hugely readable, captivating crossover YA novel unlike anything else on the shelves.

About the Author:

FRANCESCA SIMON is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry children's book series. These books and CDs have sold millions of copies worldwide and are published in 27 countries. Originally from California, Francesca lives in North London with her family. THE MONSTROUS CHILD is her first YA novel.

Learn More:

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Giveaway Details:

5 winners will each receive a copy of THE MONSTROUS CHILD.

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John on Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:48

The cover design has lovely colors, and the synopsis appears to be free of errors!

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The cover design has lovely colors, and the synopsis appears to be free of errors!
Anne on Saturday, 06 May 2017 01:54

Love the cover and synopsis! I would read this!

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Love the cover and synopsis! I would read this!
Lily M. on Monday, 08 May 2017 05:46

I haven't read a book about Norse mythology yet, sounds good ? and I'm liking the dark cover ?

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I haven't read a book about Norse mythology yet, sounds good ? and I'm liking the dark cover ?
Dianna G. on Monday, 22 May 2017 20:09

Finally, a mythology book that doesn't involve Greece! I can't wait!
The cover is dark and mysterious. Love it.

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Finally, a mythology book that doesn't involve Greece! I can't wait! The cover is dark and mysterious. Love it.
Eddie Black on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:28

This. Is. So. Awesome. I love mythology-based stories and I can't reacall anyone ever telling Hel's story, so I'm very excited about this. Already in the Amazon cart on pre-order!

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This. Is. So. Awesome. I love mythology-based stories and I can't reacall anyone ever telling Hel's story, so I'm very excited about this. Already in the Amazon cart on pre-order!
Nancy Hernandez on Monday, 29 May 2017 21:56

Love the cover and the story sounds really cool.

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Love the cover and the story sounds really cool.
Isabella Wojnarowicz on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:12

the cover is awesome and the story sounds so cool!

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the cover is awesome and the story sounds so cool!
Dan Denman on Friday, 02 June 2017 10:16

The cover is cool. The story sounds dark and funny.

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The cover is cool. The story sounds dark and funny.

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