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    • ISBN:9781408341988
    • Publication date:12 Jan 2017
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Max Helsing and the Beast of Bone Creek

Book 2

By Curtis Jobling

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Percy Jackson meets Dracula in this action-packed monster-hunting middle grade series!

Percy Jackson meets Dracula in this action-packed monster hunting series! With the perfect combination of humour and heroism, Max Helsing will keep readers aged nine and up on the edge of their seats.

Max Helsing's camping trip to Bone Creek was never going to be a quiet holiday, but even he is caught by surprise at how quickly things get out of control.

Trouble starts brewing when a slew of mysterious murders have Bigfoot hunters lining up, guns at the ready. What's more, Max's nemesis, Abel Archer, is in town and itching to be the one to take the beast down.

But the appearance of dire wolves and vampires complicate matters - who is really responsible for the murders? With the help of his friends, it's up to Max to find the culprit before the wrong suspect ends up as a trophy on a monster hunter's wall!

Biographical Notes

Curtis Jobling is the author of the acclaimed Wereworld series, published by Puffin. He's also known for being the designer of the BAFTA-winning BBC show Bob the Builder and for his Hodder-published picture book, Frankenstein's Cat.

Curtis is based in Cheshire and visits up to 90 schools a year promoting his books - as well as being a regular on the festival circuit, speaking at Hay, Bath and Edinburgh.

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  • ISBN: 9781408341971
  • Publication date: 12 Jan 2017
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
An enthralling, exciting page turner for younger horror fans. — Bev Humphrey, Reviewer at SLA
Wildly exciting and original, like a cross between The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Percy Jackson, this is going to rock your world if you're into monsters, myths and mysteries! — Read it Daddy
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