Monsterology is available now in a bookstore near you!
or you can order online from any of the following sites:
If all else fails, simply search for any of "Monsterology", "Arthur Slade", or "Derek Mah" at your favorite online bookseller.
Wholesale purchasers such as librarians and schools in the US and Canada can contact Monsterology publisher Tundra Books who will be happy to direct you to the proper channels.
The Official Book launch was a monstrous success. No one was hurt and no tomatoes were thrown! Yay!!!!
We've come out of the gate with some momentum, debuting at #5 on the new releases list as reported in Quill & Quire. Knock wood, fingers crossed, patting my cat's belly, etc.
Moving on, here's what people are saying:
"Monsters from folklore and literature are given star treatment by Governor General's Award winner Arthur Slade. Monsterology caters cheerfully to its readers' fascinations. Derek Mah's accomplished and creepy illustrations work well with Slade's text. The full-page pictures show with panache the attraction of a Medusa, Dracula, or Loki."
Quill & Quire
"Two thumbs up!"
"Grade 5-8 Slade takes a funny, fascinating look inside the lives of 15 creepy characters from literature, mythology, and folklore, including Dracula, the golem, Medusa, Loki, Sasquatch, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Loba (a female werewolf). Facts and historical background are smoothly presented in a chatty tone with lots of humor and just enough gross stuff to be appealing. Each six-page entry features a terrific black-and-white illustration and a listing of the creatures loves and hates, favorite saying, fashion rating, and high-school memories. Youngsters will enjoy this quick read and are sure to learn interesting tidbits about their favorite monsters. They may even discover some new ones to investigate."
School Library Journal
"Slade lets fly with vernacular so hip that it might hurt were it not so appropriate for his intended audience."
The Globe and Mail
"Slade combines humour with cool monster facts while Mah brings the ghouls gallery off the page with hauntingly original illustrations."
"A hoot. Arthur Slade pulls out all the creepy stops."
The Arizona Republic