Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter: Monster Hunter by Marcus SedgwickScarlett Hart: Monster Hunter: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick

Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter: Monster Hunter

byMarcus SedgwickIllustratorThomas Taylor

Paperback | April 3, 2018

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Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents' footsteps-even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she's too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won't back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she's on the case.

With her parent's archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it's getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city . . . whatever the danger!

In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world's toughest monster hunter-Scarlett Hart!

Marcus Sedgwick was born and raised in Kent in South East England, but now lives in the French Alps. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards; most notably, he has been shortlisted for Britain's Carnegie Medal six times, has received two Printz Honors, for Revolver and Ghosts of Heaven, and in 2013 won the Printz Award f...
Title:Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter: Monster HunterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.61 × 5.91 × 0.6 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626720266

ISBN - 13:9781626720268



Rated 3 out of 5 by from A tad Frustrating but still Fun! What caught my attention about Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter were the names of the author and illustrator. Both I've heard of so I decided to give this graphic novel a try. Besides, who doesn't fancy a little monster hunting action? ;) I enjoyed the illustrations but the storyline felt disjointed at times. I sometimes found myself struggling to connect how one panel jumped to the next. The transitions just didn't feel very smooth. This ties together with some confusion regarding the story. Though the synopsis gives it away I expected some background to Scarlett's present condition and about the monster hunting practice. You don't really get a good sense until further into the book. Despite her young age, Scarlett was brave and tackled monsters without hesitations. She may have been a little headstrong but she always had her trusty and loyal butler and housekeeper to keep an eye on things and to encourage her. While the villain was a fellow monster hunter I was happy to see Scarlett had some allies in other monster hunters. It was exciting and satisfying to see them fighting side by side. I don't love monsters but I really like the way Thomas Taylor illustrated each of Scarlett's monster encounters. They were scary but not overly gross that you'd want to toss the book far away. Thy were all familiar and easily identifiable. Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter is definitely just the beginning. I can tell there will be much more adventures to be had and I look forward to what other monstrosities and brilliant gadgets this author/illustrator duo will come up with!
Date published: 2018-05-07

Editorial Reviews

"The weapons, gadgets, catchphrases, and nondescript Victorian setting will appeal to fans of the steampunk genre, [Scarlett Hart] will likely appeal to comic fans as a bridge between Scooby-Doo! and Paul Pope's "Battling Boy.""-School Library Journal"A cliff-hanger ending, along with a handful of secrets about Scarlett's parents left unexplained, hopefully means there's a sequel yet to come. This solid middle-grade caper is perfect for fans of Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller's Nightmares! series."-Booklist"Monster hunt after monster hunt keeps the story whizzing along nicely, with plot developments and revelations sprinkled throughout in a rollicking manner. Rough and scrappy, Taylor's illustrations convey ghoulish cool with subtle aplomb..."-Kirkus"Sedgwick and Taylor's story unfolds in lively action sequences, and the banter between Scarlett and Napoleon provides humorous interludes."-Publishers Weekly