Pádraig Kenny The Monsters of Rookhaven

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Winner of the Honour Award for Fiction, KPMG Irish Children's Book Awards, 2021.

Sometimes the monsters take us. Sometimes we become the monsters.

Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world.

But as something far more sinister comes to threaten them all, it quickly becomes clear that the true monsters aren't necessarily the ones you can see.

A thought-provoking, chilling and beautifully written novel, Padraig Kenny's The Monsters of Rookhhaven, stunningly illustrated by Edward Bettison, explores difference and empathy through the eyes of characters you won't want to let go.

About the Author

Padraig Kenny is an Irish writer from County Kildare, now living in Limerick. Previously an arts journalist, a teacher and a librarian's assistant, he now writes full-time. His first novel TIN was a Waterstones Book of the Month and was nominated for the Carnegie, as well as being shortlisted for the Irish Book Award and several regional awards. He is married with four children. The Monsters of Rookhaven is his first novel with Macmillan Children's Books.

Edward Bettison is a graphic designer and illustrator, born in Hull. After studying Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University, he moved to London to work in the music industry and then on to publishing. He is known for the intricate detail in his original works, authenticity of vision and bold imagery. He lives in Brighton with his partner Susannah and his 12 year old son Kip.

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'Kenny is a thrilling writer who knows how to chill his readers'
- Telegraph

'A stunning book . . . a brand new take on the monster story'
- Eoin Colfer

'Kenny embraces a new Gothic sensibility in this memorable, nuanced novel that pairs real chills with empathy and emotion. He's certainly a name to watch...'
- The Bookseller

'A gloriously gothic and thought-provoking story'
- Metro

'A magnificent, shadowy, gothic adventure full of heart'
- Emma Carroll

'One of the most startlingly original children's books I've read in years. It feels like Padraig Kenny, with Edward Bettison's mesmerizing illustrations, has created a whole new genre'
- Piers Torday

'Unique, thrilling and moving . . . with its timely - yet timeless - message of choosing empathy over fear, The Monsters of Rookhaven is proof that Padraig Kenny is one of the best children's writers around'
- Shane Hegarty

'Confidence, imagination and an ability to pluck the reader's heartstrings confirm confirm Kenny as a writer of serious talent'
- Guardian

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