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Sophie and the Sea Monster

by Don Gillmor
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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list price: $19.99
also available: Paperback
published: 2005
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Sophie and the Sea Monster

Sophie finds a monster under the bed – who’s more afraid than she is! She coaxes him out, and sharing adventures together, they both forget their fears. Martchenko’s art is a perfect match.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice - Starred Selection
  • Commended, OLA Best Bet
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Ack! What's a kid to do when the monster under her bed is more afraid than she is? Sophie worried about wearing the right clothes to school. She worried about big dogs, bats, thunderstorms, snapping turtles, and losing her homework. She wondered what held the moon up and she worried that it would fall on her house. She worried about everything all the time. But most of all, Sophie worried that there was a sea monster under her bed. And there is a sea monster under her bed! He's small and blue, and a terrible singer - and it turns out that he's afraid to come out! Sophie decides to coax him out into the world, and sharing adventures together, they both forget to be afraid. Michael Martchenko's bright, colourful and energetic artwork is the perfect complement to award-winning Don Gillmor's tale.This wonderfully crafted and whimsical story touches on real childhood issues, and features a fabulous new character sure to become a favourite friend for young readers.

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Contributor notes

Don Gillmor is the award-winning author of five previous picture books, four of them with illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, including the Governor General's Award winning Yuck:A Love Story. He also wrote the Mr. Christie Award winning The Fabulous Song and the Governor General's Award nominee The Christmas Orange. He also wrote the best-selling Canada: A People's History.This is his first book for Scholastic.

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Michael Martchenko

Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children's books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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