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The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street /

by Oliver, Lauren [author.]; Aldridge, Ethan M [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.Edition: First edition.Description: xxxiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062345073; 0062345079.Subject(s): Monsters -- Juvenile fiction | Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile fiction | Boston (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Monsters -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical | JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / General | Detective and mystery fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Historical fiction | Juvenile works | Magic realist fiction | Mystery fiction | Fantasy fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Historical fiction | Magic realist fictionSummary: "Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept a secret, others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call 'monsters'? One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared, along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is)."--Page [2] of cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>From the bestselling author of E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Liesl & Po comes a timely and relevant adventure story about monsters of all kinds--and a girl brave enough to save them.</p> <p>Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them.</p> <p>But their work must be kept secret--others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call "monsters"?</p> <p>One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared--along with nearly all the monsters.</p> <p>With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is).</p>

"Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept a secret, others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call 'monsters'? One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared, along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is)."--Page [2] of cover.

Ages 8 - 12.

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Horn Book Review

Monsters are real in this version of early-twentieth-century Boston, but most people have no idea that they exist. Cordelia Clay is one of the few acquainted with filches, alicanti, and growrks (a lengthy monster guide opens the novel), and she secretly helps her veterinarian father care for injured ones at their Beacon Hill home. When her father and most of the monsters disappear, Cordelia sets out to rescue them with the help of Gregory, a local boy who recently acquired a zombie puppy; a filch, which makes its way in the world via flatulence; and a baby dragon that had been living in Cordelias oven. Their clues take them to New York and Canada before bringing them back to Boston, where an anti-monster activist threatens everything they hold dear. Though Oliver keeps the action-driven plot moving quickly, there is introspection as well, particularly regarding Cordelias relationships with her late mother (a scientist who died while researching monster evolution) and her former best friend Elizabeth (who has monster-related secrets of her own). Olivers wordplay is often clever (the daylightwas starting to seep across the cluttered countertops like the drool of a Mattahorn salivus), and her collection of monsters is creative and thorough. Cordelia and Gregory face instances of peril that are exciting without feeling too dangerous, and the books secondary characters, both human and monster, add much to the story. Sarah Rettger January/February 2020 p.94(c) Copyright 2020. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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