Author(s): Julia Golding
Mel Foster and the rag-tag heroes of the Monster Resistance are back in this exciting fantasy adventure from award-winning author Julia Golding. How do you catch an international treasure thief who can TRAVEL IN TIME? That's the fiendish challenge that faces Mel Foster, Eve Frankenstein and their friends when priceless items begin vanishing all over the world. The Mona Lisa ...Queen Victoria's Crown Jewels ...nothing is safe! But the next item on the thief's list is no diamond. It's Mel himself. Before Mel knows it he's been kidnapped and stranded in the past. He's back in time, and back in trouble! On Mel's second monstrously big adventure he encounters famous and unusual heroes, and more than a couple of villains: Quasimodo the Younger, Mowgli and his wolf pack, and a cheery young pickpocket by the name of the Artful Dodger. The time-twisting follow up to Mel Foster and the Demon Butler, winner of a Primary Teacher Bronze Award 2015. This warm and witty gothic tale from the author of the Costa award-winning Cat Royal series will be perfect for 9+ fans of Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and Terry Pratchett's Dodger, and lovers of historical adventure.
Praise for Mel Foster and the Demon Butler Amy, age 10 for lovereading4kids.co.uk: 'This book has it all! Monsters, ghosts, icebergs and a boy on the Most Wanted list. Set in Victorian London, it has body doubles, a weird kind of magic and an adventure waiting to happen!' We Love This Book: 'Julia Golding's first novel, in the new series, is an exciting tale of adventure and of beautifully innocent, loyal and enduring friendships through adverse conditions. After all, who would be normal when they have the chance to be a monster? A great fun kids book ...I want to be part of the gang!'
Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. She also writes under the pen names of Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards. Well over half a million of her books have been sold worldwide in more than twenty different languages. Her first novel, The Diamond of Drury Lane, starring intrepid heroine Cat Royal, went on to win the Ottakar's (Waterstones) Children's Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 (formerly known as the Smarties Prize). Julia lives in Oxford, UK.