"Still, the story provides solace, particularly in Modarressi's illustrations; they project a wistfulness with which more than a few children will be able to identify. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Modarressi (The Parent Thief, 1995, etc.) introduces two hopefuls: Newton, a benign monster who lives in the subflooring, and Miles, a friendless fellow who resides in the house above.
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