Poesy the Monster Slayer (Hardcover)
New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow and illustrator Matt Rockefeller present a sweetly scary picture book about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime in Poesy the Monster Slayer.
A monster slayer needs no bedtime!
Once her parents are off to bed, Poesy excitedly awaits the monsters that creep into her room. With the knowledge she’s gained from her trusty Monster Book and a few of her favorite toys, Poesy easily fends off a werewolf, a vampire, and much more.
But not even Poesy's bubblegum perfume can defeat her sleep-deprived parents!
About the Author
Cory Doctorow is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Locus, and many other publications. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an MIT Media Lab Research Associate and a visiting professor of Computer Science at the Open University. His award-winning novel Little Brother and its sequel Homeland were a New York Times bestsellers. His novella collection Radicalized was a CBC Best Fiction of 2019 selection. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.
Matt Rockefeller is an illustrator and comic artist from Tucson, AZ who loves to depict places and tell stories through pictures. His work has appeared in a variety of formats, including book covers, picture books, and animation. Recent books include TRAIN from Workman Publishing and the 5 Worlds graphic novel series from Random House. Matt received his BFA in Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014.
"Assured panels by Rockefeller (Pop!) combine frilly with threatening, illuminated by eerie light sources. Doctorow, making his picture book debut, strikes a gently edgy tone..."—Publisher's Weekly
"Featuring energetic dialogue, an exciting plot, and a close-knit multiracial family, Doctorow’s story is bolstered by Rockefeller’s deliciously detailed, dark-but-glowing illustrations."—Booklist
"Poesy is irresistible with her brave, two-sided personality...Rockefeller’s gently colored cartoon art enhances her bravery with creepily drawn night creatures and lively, expressive faces."—Kirkus