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The Mallow Marsh Monster (The Goolz Next Door) (Hardcover)

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In this second book in the comic-horror The Goolz Next Door series, twelve-year-old Harold and his quirky neighbors contend with a legendary monster that lives in the nearby Mallow Marsh.

Immediately picking up where A Bad Night for Bullies left off, Harold is now an official member of the Goolz team, comprised of eccentric horror author Frank Goolz and his daughters Suzie and Ilona (who is also Harold's kinda-sorta girlfriend). A set of twins has come to the Goolz for help in finding their missing mother, whom they believe has been taken by the monster rumored to live in the Mallow Marsh. When the (very real) monster bites Harold, his bizarre symptoms cause him to fear he is transforming into a monster himself. Then Suzie is taken, and it's up to Harold and Ilona to save her, prevent the formation of future marsh monsters, and stop Harold's own frightening transformation.

About the Author

Gary Ghislain is the author of How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend and the first book in The Goolz Next Door series, A Bad Night for Bullies.

Praise For…

"In this second book in the Goolz Next Door series, Harold Bell continues to investigate paranormal activity along with his neighbor, famous horror novelist Frank Goolz, and Frank’s daughters. This spooky tale is delightfully, comically gruesome, and the marsh creates the perfect setting for a monster (or monsters) that slings thick goop wherever they go. It’s a fast-paced read...a lively quick pick for reluctant readers in search of action, and an ending line of 'All hell broke loose' promises even more otherworldly entertainment to come." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's books

"Ghislain’s rather unorthodox, yet delightfully fun, mix of characters and their wild adventures makes trite the old adage, 'Nothing ever happens in my town.' With just enough fright and action, he weaves another page-turner for middle-grade readers that will leave them wanting more."Booklist 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781629796789
ISBN-10: 1629796786
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: The Goolz Next Door