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Here Be Monsters

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Skulduggery is afoot Welcome to Ratbridge But beware for there is skulduggery afoot Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw Snatcher and is trapped alone in the town with every wa. 1 starThis was so dull I think I fell asleep I don't understand the high ratings Maybe I was expec

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Y home sealed Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over and destroy the entire town With the help of Willbury Nibble C; some. reading this book for the 3rd time Let God Guide You Daily reading this book for the 3rd time

10 thoughts on “Here Be Monsters

  1. says:

    45Highly enjoyable A fun and unexpected story complete with charming illustrations on pretty much every page I think this would be a fun book to read aloud but it's also nice to tuck yourself away in a corner and read it by yourself

  2. says:

    Despite a slow ish start my little one and I ended up really enjoying this book Up until this we'd done most just fantasy for our read aloud nights so this was a bit of a departure How do I classify this book? Young Adult semi Steampunk with an absurdist twist? Yeah I guess that works as well as anything The story takes place in the city of Ratbridge There are human characters anthropomorphic animal characters and pure fantastical creatures such as boxtrolls and cabbageheads Oh and apparently cheese is a living creature because zaninessThere are also Roald Dahl style illustrations on pretty much every single page which add to the book's offbeat charm Plus and this is a BIG plus for me there are tons of opportunities for silly voices when reading characters' dialogSo give it a chance It may be a bit outside what you're used to but the journey is definitely worth it

  3. says:

    1 starThis was so dull I think I fell asleep I don't understand the high ratings Maybe I was expecting it to be too much like the movie because there was little similarities

  4. says:

    I read this book on 10 yr old Alex's recommendationand it was pretty good It is a very uirky unusual book which takes place in an alternate universe populated with unusual creatures who live side by side and underground with people I can't summarize it any better than Ratbridge is populated by a variety of odd creatures and eually unusual humans Underlings including boxtrolls shy trolls that wear boxes and cabbageheads they worship cabbage and wear them tied to their heads live in tunnels and caves beneath the city A boy named Arthur emerges from his subterraneous home and discovers an evil plot The shady members of the Cheese Guild led by an unpleasant fellow called Snatcher are kidnapping underlings and plotting to take over the town Arthur's allies against the Guild include underlings a man in iron socks and the pirates and rats who run the Nautical LaundryWhile it looks long 544 pages it's big type with many illustrations and the story moves very uickly Highly recommended for 10 year olds and regularly recommended for everyone else

  5. says:

    Arthur was a boy who lived with his crafty grandfather underground His grandfather was charged with a crime he didn't commit So he lives in three caves underground Everyday Arthur travels above ground to find food He has wings that can make him fly One day her gets caught while watching the banned cheese hunt The cheese hunt has been banned since the cheese crash The evil Snacther steal's Arthurs wings Arthur tries to get back home but all the holes leading to the under ground have been sealed shut Oh No What will grandfather do without Arthur?In his travels Arthur meets a strange cast of characters and they go on mysterious adventures to get whats theirs All they are asking for is a little peaceThat Evil Snatcher is always here to ruin the party I love this book From the illustrations to the miniature Boxtrolls Cabbageheads and pirate rats I've never read anything like this before It was a thicker book than I realized but was still magnificent

  6. says:

    reading this book for the 3rd time

  7. says:

    Alan Snow's books are reminiscent of a kinder gentler Roald Dahl Snow captures the concept of whimsical surrealism but without the dark underpinnings that are at the heart of almost all Dahl books The book's protaganist is a smally boy named Authur who has lived underground with his grandfather for all of his life We meet Arthur as he is wearing a flying contraption that consists of leathery wings and a box with a crank uietly fluttering across the night sky above the town of Ratbridge He liberates a bunch of bananas from the greenhouse of a very large lady with a very long stick and escapes only to spot an illegal cheese hunt give chase and land in a peck of trouble Soon the courageous lad allies himself with boxtrolls cabbageheads pirates rats a retired lawyer and the sadly imprisoned Man in the Iron Socks in a mighty struggle against a pack of scurrilous villains Almost every page is illustrated with outstanding cross hatch art which I think makes the book accessible to younger readers who might otherwise be daunted by a book this large We read this book over a period of a couple of weeks every night at bedtime It was a big hit with both children and adults and I highly recommend it for family storytime

  8. says:

    I've had this book for a couple years now I remember buying at Borders back in either 2005 or 2006 when I was 9 and read probably twice as much as I do now I also remember never being able to finish this book There was something about it Maybe I just didn't find it interesting then or maybe it was the 500 page length of the book Whatever it was I could never finish it I couple days ago I found this book on my bookshelf and decided to give it another read I still didn't like it The main problem I found was the extremely slow pacing of the book I bet I could write the same book in which the same thing happened in at most 200 pages Another problem was the non human characters They just weren't interesting Boxtrolls where simply people who wore boxes instead of clothes Cabbageheads people with cabbages attached to their heads It wasn't enough to keep my enthralled Even with all that negative stuff I will probably keep the book Why? The illustrations Alan Snow who wrote the book also illustrated it You might know his work from How Dogs Really Work one of my favorite books from my childhood His illustrations grace every page and are the only reason I could complete this book

  9. says:

    I have to admit that after spending the first 5 or so chapters with a permanent crease in my forehead the book got better Sure understanding Cheese Hunts and Cabbageheads went a little too far into silly for me but I'm 32 years old and checked it out from an Elementary School library I can easily see that my fifth graders would LOVE this book and I'm sure now that they know it's back on the shelf they'll be arguing over who's checking it out first In short it's a great book for elementary school and probably middle school readers who can easily wrap their heads around alternate worlds were wedges of cheese run about like wild rabbits It wasn't too bad once I was able to focus on the story so if you can survive the first few chapters adults it's not a bad way to spend a few days reading

  10. says:

    Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow was an amazing adventurous book To all fans of the 2014 movie “The Boxtrolls” adventurous readers and readers who like to read the original versions of movies this book is for you I’m warning you now this book is very long and starts off a bit slow but in the end it’s a great book The author created the characters for you to easily fall in love with or deeply despise Here Be Monsters relates to the movie version in some ways but is overall completely different This book is an adorable adventure novel of a boy trying to save himself and his new found friends Overall Here Be Monsters was an awesome book I am definitely reading the seuel

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