The book that bites back is BACK! In the second beastly book from Jack Meggit-Phillips, the most distinctive new voice for readers of 8-12, revenge is a dish best served with a surprise …
‘Reads like a modern classic. Sharp, funny, original – I thought this was brilliant’, Sam Copeland, bestselling author of Charlie Changes into a Chicken
Once upon a very badly behaved time, 511-year-old Ebenezer kept a beast in his attic. He would feed the beast all manner of objects and creatures and in return the beast would vomit him up expensive presents. But then The Bethany arrived …
Now notorious prankster Bethany, along with her new feathery friend Claudette, is determined that she and Ebenezer are going to DE-BEAST their lives and Do Good. But Bethany finds that being a notorious prankster makes it hard to get taken on for voluntary work. And Ebenezer is secretly missing the beast’s vomity gifts. And neither of them are all that sure what ‘good people’ do anyway …
Then there’s Claudette, who’s not been feeling herself recently. Has she eaten something that has DISAGREED with her?
The Beast and the Bethany has all the classic macabre humour of Roald Dahl with the warmth and charm of Despicable Me, finished off with a gleeful bite of Little Shop of Horrors!
About the author
Jack Meggitt Phillips is an incredibly exciting new talent. He is an author, scriptwriter and playwright whose work has been performed at The Roundhouse and featured on Radio 4. He is scriptwriter and presenter of The History of Advertising podcast. In his mind, Jack is an enormously talented ballroom dancer, however his enthusiasm far surpasses his actual talent. Jack lives in north London where he spends most of his time drinking peculiar teas and reading PG Wodehouse novels.Isabelle Follath is an illustrator who has worked in advertising, fashion magazines and book publishing, but her true passion lies in illustrating children’s books. She also loves drinking an alarming amount of coffee, learning new crafts and looking for the perfect greenish-gold colour. Isabelle lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
- ‘Witty and entertaining’, The Sunday Times
- ‘Reads like a modern classic. Sharp, funny, original – I thought this was brilliant’, Sam Copeland, bestselling author of Charlie Changes into a Chicken
- ‘What a FEAST! A funny and (bone) cracking good read’, Michelle Harrison, bestselling author of A Pinch of Magic
- ‘A devilishly delicious delight’, iNews
- ‘Fans of Despicable Me and A Series of Unfortunate Events will love this brand-new series’ – funkidslive.com