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Maggie and the Monster Hardcover – July 5, 2007


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From Publishers Weekly

A little-girl monster visits Maggie's room at night. She's a nuisance. She bangs open the door, pushes her hairy feet along the floor and sits in a chair and sighs. Maggie complains to her mom; she hangs a "Monsters Keep Out" sign on her door, but nothing works. Finally Maggie asks her what she wants. "I'm looking for my mother," the monster replies. The girl helpfully directs her to the other monster who lives in the hall closet. "She has big hairy feet just like you," Maggie says. A grand reunion ensues; Maggie gets a good night's sleep. Winthrop's Maggie is a spunky and confident kid who'll surely inspire other youngsters to face their fears. DePaola's full-color illustrations add sly humor to this picture-book mystery. Ages 3-6.
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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3 Maggie is faced with a mystery, and with the help of her mother she solves it. A grumpy little-girl monster with hairy feet comes to Maggie's room every night, disturbing Maggie's sleep. Maggie puts a sign on her door to ward off the monster, but the little monster pays no heed. She finally discovers that the monster has lost her mother. Maggie's keen observation that there is another monster with hairy feet hiding behind the brooms in the upstairs closet pays off, and mother and daughter monsters are reunited. This happy blending of story and pictures is totally satisfying and delightful. Maggie is fearless and enterprising; her character is portrayed with an economy of both language and line. The endearing little monster, who has a bow on her few upright hairs, big ears, and buck teeth, will scare no one, and her reunion with her look-alike mother, who wears curlers and carries a violet pocketbook, is a relief to all. Maggie's self-possession and bravery should inspire young readers. Leda Schubert, Grand Avenue School, Uniondale, N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (July 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399247114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399247118
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ELIZABETH WINTHROP (www.elizabethwinthrop.com), the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages, was born in Washington, D.C. Her award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic, Counting on Grace, The Red-Hot Rattoons and Dumpy La Rue. Her short story, The Golden Darters, was a selected by BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Robert Stone. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece, Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding; Growing Up in Cold War Washington. She is currently working on a personal history about her parents' love affair during World War II. The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Woods on November 4, 1999
Format: Library Binding
I am really shocked. I have tried book after book to help my 4 year old daughter get over the fear of monsters in her room. I decided to give Maggie and the Monster a try. It looked cute and sounded helpful. This book is an unbelievable tool. I can't believe it. We have had the book a week and my daughter hasn't not cried or complained that their are monsters in her room since. She loves the story and says it is her favorite book. She carries it with her everywhere. What a delightful story that shows the child with a little encouragement from mom, she can solve her own problems and feel good about it in the end. Very empowering for children. I am so thankful for this story. I still can't get over the confidence it helped my daughter gain. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone but especially for children with nightime fears. My seven year old son even thought the story was funny and entertaining. He wants to borrow it to share with his class.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 1999
Format: Library Binding
This book, hands down, has been all three of my childrens favorite! It tremendously helped calm the inevitable fear of monsters in the bedroom. Maggie showed no fear in telling that monster to get out of her room, yet had no trouble rolling over and going to sleep when it refused to leave. She handled the problem on her own,with reassurance from her mother. This book was the best help I could have had when each of my kids reached the stage when they needed to learn that they had the power!(It also inspired me to name my third child Maggie!!)
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By SFBoone on August 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
i loved this book the instant i read it. it's perfect for children who are afraid of monsters. maggie is a brave little girl who takes matters into her own hands and helps a little monster find her mother. tomie de paola's illustrations are simple and fun. it's a great preschool book--- not a lot of text, not too long, easy to read, with a satisfying end. my kids love it, too.
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