Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Monster Stories


GRIM, GRUNT AND GRIZZLE-TAIL by Fran Parnell
Released: May 1, 2013

"Familiar fairy-tale motifs and folkloric repetition make this a solid choice for newly independent readers. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A monster story from Chile, tailor-made for new readers. Read full book review >
RONA LONG-TEETH by Fran Parnell
retold by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Released: May 1, 2013

"Misses the mark for the intended audience. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A Tahitian tale of a monstrous mother. Read full book review >
THE FEATHERED OGRE by Fran Parnell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, for beginning readers yearning for fantastic alternatives in their reading fare, these will hit the spot. (Early reader/folktale. 5-8)"
The first of four books that comprise a new series of folktales for emerging readers. Read full book review >