The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1

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A creepy Victorian house, secretive aunties, and a great escape combine in this debut that is part Mysterious Benedict Society, part Roald Dahl, and all quirky, smart, hilarious storytelling. Join the League. . . .
 
Anastasia is a completely average almost-eleven-year-old. That is, UNTIL her parents die in a tragic vacuum-cleaner accident. UNTIL she’s rescued by two long-lost great-aunties. And UNTIL she’s taken to their delightful and, er, “authentic” Victorian home, St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane. But something strange is going on at the asylum. Anastasia soon begins to suspect that her aunties are not who they say they are. So when she meets Ollie and Quentin, two mysterious brothers, the three join together to plot their great escape! BONUS: Includes an excerpt of Viola Snodgrass’s Etiquette Manual for the Prim and Proper Sort!
 
* “Concocting an eerie setting positively made for Unfortunate Events, Grant threads her narrative with direct addresses to Readers and delicious turns of phrase. . . . A yummy debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
 
“Just the right mix of humor, magic, maliciousness, and suspense.” —Booklist
 
“This adventure is filled with enough mystery and humor to keep readers wondering what will happen next. A solid debut reminiscent of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” —School Library Journal
 
“Wonderfully witty. It reminds me of Roald Dahl’s The Twits only in an insane asylum.” —Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

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HOLLY GRANT lives in Colorado with a clowder of cats and an eight-legged moth connoisseur named Matilda. She is a pancake eater of some renown. Visit Holly and get trailers, extras, and more at BeastlyDreadfuls.com

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Gr 3–6—After her parents' sudden deaths, 11-year-old Anastasia is whisked away by her two aunts, neither of whom she has ever met or even heard of. Anastasia's new home, formerly known as St. Agony's Asylum for the Criminally Insane, is large, but the girl is kept in her bedroom by her aunts, who lock her in every night. Between the mysterious, lumpy food she's given to eat and the boy with a birdcage over his head who tends the garden, Anastasia doesn't know what to think and determines that she'd better break out before she falls out of favor with her strange aunts. Narrator Rosalyn Landor expertly changes the tones of her voice for each character, adding depth to the story. Though Anastasia is upset about her parents' death, this book is not a sad one; Grant immediately moves listeners to the strange world of the aunts. VERDICT Silly dialogue and unique storytelling create a great audiobook that will rarely stay on your shelves.—Katie Llera, Bound Brook High School, NJ

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