Pretty Monsters (Hardcover)

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By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)

Staff Reviews

Kelly Link is one of my favorites!! She’s a writer of the absurd who stretches language and situations to make you realize you’ve been looking at everything wrong the whole time. These short stories feature wizards in treehouses, enchanted bags, and more. Be prepared for things to get weird in the best way.

— Julie Jarema

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“You'll find a little bit of everything in this book, from a mother-daughter team of ghost collectors to a cult-like organization waiting for aliens to return to Earth. Kelly Link gives us great stories in this collection -- a wonderful (and thought-provoking) read.”
— Samuel Morris Barker, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN


Through the lens of Link's vivid imagination, nothing is what it seems, and everything deserves a second look. Now in her first YA story collection, Link delivers stories that are funny and full of unexpected insights. Features a bonus story. Illustrations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606150095
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 416