- Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek (Max Helsing: Monster Hunter #2)
Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek (Max Helsing: Monster Hunter #2)
November 08, 2016
Between carrying on the monster-hunting tradition of his family, the van Helsings, and trying to stay out of trouble at school, Max is ready for a day off. So when his class heads to the mountains on a camping trip, Max can’t wait to leave the stress behind and get his s’mores on. But monster-hunting doesn’t take a vacation, and soon Max and his gearhead friend Syd find themselves seeking the answers to who—or what—is behind a raft of mysterious camper kidnappings. The locals say it’s a bigfoot, rumored to roam the forest, but as more and more magical beasts rear their shaggy, scaly, and horned heads, Max starts to wonder if what’s afoot is something even bigger—and scarier—than the Beast of Bone Creek.
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Max is good natured about the difficulties of his work, and managed to deal well with a quirky guardian, smelly hellhound pet, and encounters with bile spewing monsters as well as leeches. His sidekicks, from neighbor Wing to classmate Syd, are all helpful and understanding of his plight, as well as handy at helping to deal with a variety of monsters, which have helpful descriptions from Max's family handbook.
There aren't a lot of monster stories, and it's a topic that appeals to middle grade readers, so add the action-packed, gore soaked Max Helsing series to your list of monster favorites such as Lorey's Nightmare Academy, Hale's The Cure of the Were-Hyena and Lubar's Monsterrific Tales.
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