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Monster on the Hill

By artist. Rob author Harrell

"Really fun, goofy, extremely silly fantasy for readers of all ages, crying out for reviewers and critics to make appalling puns of the 'monstrously good' variety." -- Neil Gaiman

"Rob Harrell has jumped the fence from comic strips to graphic novels with ease, and brought with him wit, strong characters, and last minute twists. Funny, original, unexpected. And best of all: excellent monsters!" -- Jeff Smith, creator of Bone

"Rob Harrell reminds us of a more interesting time when cities took great civic pride in the quality and flamboyance of their local monsters, instead of something silly like football teams. And I sure am glad he does. More, Rob, I want to hear more!" -- Richard Thompson, creator of Cul de Sac and Richard’s Poor Almanac

"A funny, exciting tale of melancholy monsters and eminent Victorians.. like How to Train Your Dragon with a twist of Bloom County and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Harrell makes the jump from the newspaper page to the graphic novel with his sense of humor intact." -- Noel Murray, The AV Club

"Harrell’s exuberant, cinematic cartooning plays up the fun of his mashup concept; despite the 19th-century setting, the dialogue is determinedly modern in a way that recalls the Shrek films. But the anachronisms in no way damper the fun—the jokes pile up as quickly as the carnage." -- Publishers Weekly

In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster -- much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism.

Each town, that is... except for one. Unfortunately for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn’t quite as impressive. In fact, he’s a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It’s up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling.

Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life’s challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts!

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781603090759


Format: Book
Author: Harrell, Rob author, artist.
Summary: "In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster--much to the townsfolk's delight! Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is-- except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling"--Page 4 of cover.
Title: Monster on the hill / Rob Harrell.
Publisher Date: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, [2013]
Subject: Monsters -- Juvenile fiction Friendship -- Juvenile fiction Monsters -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction. Fantasy comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction. Graphic novels. -- Juvenile fiction. England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction. England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction. England -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 9781603090759 (paperback) 1603090754 (paperback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: CGN Harrell
Oclc: 828891240
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Bib Id: 445998

Format: Book
Author: Harrell, Rob author, artist.
Summary: "In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster--much to the townsfolk's delight! Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is-- except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling"--Page 4 of cover.
Title: Monster on the hill / Rob Harrell.
Publisher, Date: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, [2013]
Description: 186 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects: Monsters -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Monsters -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Graphic novels. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: England -- Juvenile fiction
ISBN: 9781603090759 (paperback)
ISBN: 1603090754 (paperback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: CGN Harrell