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The Beast and the Bethany

Jack Meggitt-Phillips Isabelle Follath



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Egmont Books
01 October 2020
Children's & Educational; Thrillers (Children's&YA); Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA); Humorous stories (Children's&YA)
Roald Dahl meets Despicable Me, finished off with a gleeful bite of Little Shop of Horrors.

Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But the beast grows ever greedier, and soon only a nice, juicy child will do. So when Ebenezer encounters orphan Bethany, it seems like (everlasting) life will go on as normal. But Bethany is not your average orphan ...
By:   Jack Meggitt-Phillips
Illustrated by:   Isabelle Follath
Imprint:   Egmont Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9781405298889
ISBN 10:   140529888X
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 October 2020
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jack Meggitt Phillips is an incredibly exciting new talent. He is an author, scriptwriter and playwright whose work has been performed at The Roundhouse in London. 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.

Reviews for The Beast and the Bethany

Reads like a modern classic. Sharp, funny, original - I thought this was brilliant', Sam Copeland, author of the bestselling Charlie Changes into a Chicken 'What a FEAST! A funny and (bone) cracking good read', Michelle Harrison, bestselling author of A Pinch of Magic

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