The Last Monster

"While the fantastical elements are compelling, it’s the real-world situations that make this book stand out. . . a perfect recommendation for introspective kids who feel like outsiders.

Author: Ginger Garrett

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780553535266

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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A story steeped in magical realism about love, fear, and the thrill of discovering who we were born to be, The Last Monster is a story about making peace with our insecurities and defending those who must hide what they really are. Sofia has never felt special. Not at school, or with her track team, and especially not since she’s become sick. She’s always been different, but this doesn't make her stand out . . . it's makes her invisible. Then something special lands right in Sofia’s lap. An ancient book that serves as a portal for the Greek philosopher, Xeno, one of Aristotle’s lost students. Sofia has been chosen to be the next Guardian. Suddenly Sofia is not only trying to survive middle-school cliques and first crushes, she’s in charge of protecting grotesquely beautiful, lonely monsters that have roamed the Earth for centuries. Drawn into Xeno’s violent and unpredictable world of mystery, Sofia learns that loving outsiders has a price. "While the fantastical elements are compelling, it’s the real-world situations that make this book stand out. . . a perfect recommendation for introspective kids who feel like outsiders."--SLJ "Garrett's prose, frequently poignant and sophisticated, is punctuated with wry humor."--Kirkus "The oft-used concept of finding one’s true self is employed here in a uniquely imaginative way, complete with occasional black-and-white illustrations. An appealing tale for readers dealing with their own insecurities."--Booklist

The Last Kids on Earth The Monster Box

"After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg"--

Author: Max Brallier

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0451481089

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 816

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A collection of the first three books in this New York Times bestselling series. Hang out with Jack Sullivan and his friends as they navigate life after the Monster Apocalypse--living in a tricked-out tree house, avoiding zombies, battling evil world-destroying monsters, and generally treating life like it's the best video game ever! This boxed set includes the first three books from the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth series: The Last Kids on Earth, The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, and The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King. Full of black-and-white illustrations, cool inventions, and every sort of monster, The Last Kids on Earth Collection is the perfect gift for the kid who doesn't want the action (or the laughs) to stop! "Terrifyingly fun! Max Brallier's The Last Kids on Earth delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Fantastic Monsters of the Films Complete Collection

Writhing in the tentacles of the monster were his grandfather and Mephisto. One evil black-eye glistened like wet marble, and there was a . . mouth . . . This was it. The last of the great snake monsters that had once infested the ...


Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781939977922

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 484

View: 359


Horror guaranteed to shock you dead or your life refunded! The cult classic monster magazine is back. All of the horror, all of the madness, all of the monsters, all together in one complete collection for the first time ever! Delve back in to the nostalgia of the golden age of horror in a time before the internet if you wanted the latest scoop on your favorite monsters and how they were created you got Fantastic Monsters of the Films, featuring the Devil’s Work Shop and Monster of the Month. Over 450 pages of ghoulish delight the time has come to go back to the grave and resurrect the forgotten past of monster movie history.

One Kingdom

THE LAST MONSTERS Even today we view the big predators -- bleak , magnificent , often solitary hunters like shark , tiger , leopard , and crocodile — with a kind of terrible awe . They impress and humble us , and have had our wrath to ...

Author: Deborah Noyes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618499148

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Offers a look at the strong relationship between man and animal in various cultures around the world throughout time--such as the revered cow in India and the worshipping of cats in Egypt--through an informative, factual narrative enhanced with black-and-white photos by the author.

Of Men and Monsters

The construction of the sane and evil monster is the latest sign of our current desire to seek a language of condemnation which brings closure, of the desire for the distinction of our "selves" from our "others" to be complete and ...

Author: Richard Tithecott

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299156831

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels. Richard Tithecott suggests that the stories we tell and the images we conjure of serial killers—real and fictional—reveal as much about mainstream culture and its values, desires, and anxieties as they do about the killers themselves.

Erika the adolescent archaeologist

At least my Mistress ' Mistress dampened the rush , since these monsters needed a certain time to manifest again . ... As soon as the last monster had been slain , I'll end up in one of the stomachs of my Masters !

Author: Valsirion Scharona

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783753488301

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Anyone who has an unusual hobby is vilified, despised, mobbed and excluded by his or her surroundings. The 15-year-old student and passionate hobby archaeologist can tell you a thing or two about this. Beatings, destruction of her work and bullying are part of her everyday life. Nevertheless, Erika is bubbling over with enthusiasm about the results of her work. How does everything change when the two worst despisers of all show interest in her work. They lure Erika into a completely new mystery in the shape of an ancient castle, about which there is no record, despite its proximity to the royal city of Dorphane.


There are even monster soap bottles that float mysteriously in the bathtub and "scare the dirt away." Last ... with impetus from television's upcoming rash of monsters, they may even □ □ere is a sampling of the latest monster wares.





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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture

He does so with an echo of the closing words of a character from a much earlier play: Antigone's final words in La Thébaïde (quoted above) return, recast now as a fatal misreading of history, as of the times: Plût aux Dieux que ce fût ...

Author: Wes Williams

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191617898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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To call something 'monstrueux' in the mid-sixteenth century is, more often than not, to wonder at its enormous size: it is to call to mind something like a whale. By the late seventeenth 'monstrueux' is more likely to denote hidden intentions, unspoken desires. Several shifts are at work in this word history, and in what Othello calls the 'mighty magic' of monsters; these shifts can be described in a number of ways. The clearest, and most compelling, is the translation or migration of the monstrous from natural history to moral philosophy, from descriptions of creatures found in the external world to the drama of human motivation, of sexual and political identity. This interdisciplinary study of monsters and their meanings advances by way of a series of close readings supported by the exploration of a wide range of texts and images, from many diverse fields, which all concern themselves with illicit coupling, unarranged marriages, generic hybridity, and the politics of monstrosity. Engaging with recent, influential accounts of monstrosity - from literary critical work (Huet, Greenblatt, Thomson Burnett, Hampton), to histories of science and 'bio-politics' (Wilson, Céard, Foucault, Daston and Park, Agamben) - it focusses on the ways in which monsters give particular force, colour, and shape to the imagination; the image at its centre is the triangulated picture of Andromeda, Perseus and the monster, approaching. The centre of the book's gravity is French culture, but it also explores Shakespeare, and Italian, German, and Latin culture, as well as the ways in which the monstrous tales and images of Antiquity were revived across the period, and survive into our own times.

Religion and Its Monsters

As with Karnes on the schooner , then , this scene begins with an image of the monster hunters ; but whereas last time the monster escaped its hunters , here the hunters suddenly become the hunted . The effect of the suture here ...

Author: BEAL

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415925886

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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Publisher description: Timothy K. Beal writes about the monsters that lurk in our religious texts, and reveals how monsters and religion are irrevocably entwined. According to Beal, we can learn something about religion by getting to know its monsters, and we can learn something about monsters by investigating their religious roots. As Timothy Beal follows monsters throughout religious texts and traditions, he also discovers religion lurking in the modern horror genre, from classics like Frankenstein and Dracula to the contemporary spookiness of H.P. Lovecraft's short stories and the Hellraiser films. Drawing upon a broad range of ancient texts and popular culture, from rabbinic lore to Goth counterculture, he explores the fascinating and often disturbing ways in which monsters haunt religion and religion haunts the monstrous.

Monster Tamer Volume 2

We did at least manage to match our encounters over the last three days in just half a day here.” We had come over to the lake Gerbera mentioned. There were far more monsters here. Just today, we found three different monsters, the last ...

Author: Minto Higure

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 9781718330047

Category: Young Adult Fiction


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Majima Takahiro welcomes his former assailant, now given the name Gerbera, as his third servant. With Lily and Rose still recovering from their ferocious battle, Takahiro begins exploring the forest alone with Gerbera in hopes of finding more monster companions. But he has a mountain of problems weighing on his shoulders, from ensuring the safety of his group to improving the strained relationship between Rose and Gerbera. Not to mention he still hasn’t figured out his own relationship with the human Katou. On top of all that, now Takahiro has to decide whether to change course toward a potential human presence Gerbera informed him of or continue struggling through the dense and dangerous forest in this unfamiliar world.

Monsters Monstrosities and the Monstrous in Culture and Society

The last very well working example of love winning over animal instincts is the transformation scene at the end of the film. Here, when Belle cries over the Beast after the monster breaks down in the fight with Gaston, she says, ...

Author: Diego Compagna

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622738939

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

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Existing research on monsters acknowledges the deep impact monsters have especially on Politics, Gender, Life Sciences, Aesthetics and Philosophy. From Sigmund Freud’s essay ‘The Uncanny’ to Scott Poole’s ‘Monsters in America’, previous studies offer detailed insights about uncanny and immoral monsters. However, our anthology wants to overcome these restrictions by bringing together multidisciplinary authors with very different approaches to monsters and setting up variety and increasing diversification of thought as ‘guiding patterns’. Existing research hints that monsters are embedded in social and scientific exclusionary relationships but very seldom copes with them in detail. Erving Goffman’s doesn’t explicitly talk about monsters in his book ‘Stigma’, but his study is an exceptional case which shows that monsters are stigmatized by society because of their deviations from norms, but they can form groups with fellow monsters and develop techniques for handling their stigma. Our book is to be understood as a complement and a ‘further development’ of previous studies: The essays of our anthology pay attention to mechanisms of inequality and exclusion concerning specific historical and present monsters, based on their research materials within their specific frameworks, in order to ‘create’ engaging, constructive, critical and diverse approaches to monsters, even utopian visions of a future of societies shared by monsters. Our book proposes the usual view, that humans look in a horrified way at monsters, but adds that monsters can look in a critical and even likewise frightened way at the very societies which stigmatize them.

The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road

What the monster said . " The goo - slime barely worked , ” Quint says . “ It still killed some of the vines , yes . But they were so strong , it just wasn't enough . ” Which can't be a good sign . If the vines are getting stronger ...

Author: Max Brallier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984835352

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Now a Netflix Original Series! The highly-anticipated sixth book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."—Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jack Sullivan, Quint Baker, June Del Toro, and Dirk Savage are about to have their biggest adventure yet. That's right—it's ROAD TRIP TIME! Now wielding the Midnight Blade, Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army. The clock is ticking: the enemy has begun constructing the Tower--a portal with the power to bring Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, to our dimension. Equipped with a crucial clue discovered by June on her Wild Flight, the group does the once-unthinkable: they leave Wakefield behind and embark on an . . . EPIC ROAD TRIP! That means music blasting, kitschy roadside attractions, snacks snacks snacks, dangerous detours, and a slew of skeletons and monsters at every turn. But this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic joyride. Because soon, they are pursued by a new threat: the return of a monster they thought long dead, who has taken on a terrifying new form. Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk will be lucky to make it far enough to find the answers they seek. But when the future of the world depends on it, these heroes don't pump the brakes—they go full throttle. Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect series for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in their own comic book or video game.

The Queen of Monsters

I have to try. It may be my last chance. Keep your eyes closed, Natalia, and don't look at my Sign. It will burn your eyes from the inside. I know you are telling yourself I must be a Monster, and I can't see you or hear you.

Author: Aria Mossi

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800464810

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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Natalia comes from a past full of darkness and a horrific childhood spent in the Siberian taiga. Her Monsters are real, and they hide in every corner of her memory. Her state of mind, fragility and child-like innocence make both humans and aliens question her sanity. In reality, Natalia is an inspiring young woman who owns her past and fears. Her determination shapes her new alien planet's future, defeats a Sphinx and tames the scariest Monster of all. She may be afraid of her own shadow, but she is not scared to fight for love, even when it comes in the shape of her worst nightmare: a Monster. Natalia owns her many weaknesses until they become her strengths. She fights darkness with light and unconditional love. As it turns out, those are the only weapons able to win the fight. Natalia’s dark past taught her the most important lesson of all: One is most likely to find their angels when running from Monsters. The Queen of Monsters is the second book in The Tarrassian Saga. It features the inspiring story of one of the five Humans taken from Earth by alien slavers. The five books in the series are individual stories and do not end in cliffhangers. However, the stories are best enjoyed when read in order. The Tarrassian Saga is aimed at a mature audience.

Alex and the Kitten Monster

But the first three were far away and the last was right here. So I crossed out the first three. Excitedly, I saw what was happening! The entries in the last column were all in the past except for the last. I crossed out all of the 'old ...

Author: Richard Wolters

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595098132

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Alex and his friends are told a creepy story that makes no sense, but scares the pants off them. What apparently started with the malicious drowning of a neighbor’s kitten, has grown into a spine-tingling tale of the kitten’s survival and the horror of it growing into a monster cat that lives in the swampy waters of the local sandpit. However, Alex’s friends (and his parents) don’t believe this horrifying story is true. Alex, on the other hand, figure out there really is a monster. But no one believes him, even after the mysterious disappearance of a dog and one of the local boys. Not realizing that he could become the monster’s next meal, Alex goes to the sandpit at night with nothing more than his camera. He is determined to get a picture of the kitten monster to prove that he is right. He ends up riding a roller coaster of mystery, suspense, and terror as Alex faces the most horrifying experience of his young life.

Imagining Monsters

Epistle I.i, begins this way : ST JOHN , whose love indulg'd my labours past Matures my present , and shall bound my last ! Why will you break the Sabbath of my days ? Now sick alike of Envy and of Praise . Publick too long , ah let me ...

Author: Dennis Todd

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226805557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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In 1726, an illiterate woman from Surrey named Mary Toft announced that she had given birth to 17 rabbits. This study recreates the story of this incident and shows how it illuminates 18th-century beliefs about the power of imagination and the problems of personal identity.

Of Gods and Monsters

As most of Hillyer's assignments to this point had required him to do little more than keep the horses in focus as they galloped past his chair, he reveals an unexpected flair for the genre. Likening vampirism to a curse which can be ...

Author: John T. Soister

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786421534

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 405

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While Universal's Dracula and Frankenstein (both 1931) have received the most coverage of any of the studio's genre releases, it is the lesser known films that have long fascinated fans and historians alike. Starting with The Last Warning, a 1929 movie released as both a silent and a talkie, Universal provided a decade of films that entertained audiences and sometimes frustrated critics. Each of Universal's horror, science fiction and "twisted mystery" films receives an in-depth essay for each film. The focus is first on the background to the making of the movie and its place in the Universal catalog. A detailed plot synopsis with critical commentary follows. Filmographic data for the film conclude the entry. Universal's The Shadow short film series is covered in an appendix. Many rare illustrations and movie posters are also included.


Human fakery There is also, as with monster reports of every kind, a certain fraction of reported “fairy” or “alien” contacts that are simple (or not so simple) fakes. The popularity of UFO imagery over the last several decades has ...

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781801520256

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


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Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings takes you on a harrowing journey into the realm of monsters and the reality of the impossible. Bringing together folklore, Western magical philosophy and field experience, this book is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters.Between these covers you will find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore such as why true vampires are the least attractive, five different kinds of ghosts, the magical origins of the werewolf legends, hidden connections between faery lore and UFOs, and where dragons are found today. This is an essential field guide to monsters from angels to zombies with advice on monster investigation and magical self-defence.This latest edition not only has a new chapter on tulpas, but the chapters on vampires and chimeras are significantly expanded with new material. Plus, the section on monster investigation has been thoroughly updated with details on new technology and the approach of the media to monster hunting.

The Power of Receiving

After setting up the party, she opened the closet door and a stack of little monsters standing on each others' shoulders gracefully fell in succession to the floor and then did a backwards domino effect, so that the last monster was ...

Author: Amanda Owen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Once in a blue moon an idea comes along that once heard seems so obvious that you wonder why somebody hasn't written about it before. Amanda Owen's The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve presents a new paradigm for the 21st century-a philosophy that values receiving as much as giving and demonstrates that giving is enhanced when receiving is embraced. With the formula: Believe + Receive = Achieve, The Power of Receiving presents a wholly original yet easily accessible road map for people to follow, showing readers how to restore balance to their over-extended lives and attract the life they desire and deserve. Inspiring stories are featured about people who have experienced life-altering results after becoming skilled Receivers, including Ken who regained his hearing after a devastating hearing-loss, Julie who met the man she would later marry, and Don who received an extra $1,000 a month in his pay check. Based on over twenty years of research into the nature of receptivity and its link to manifestation, The Power of Receiving offers a unique vision for anyone seeking to create greater reciprocity in their relationships and more harmony and abundance in their lives.

The Song of Death

Water gathered beneath her feet and she surfed towards William, cutting the head off another monster. Her voice was raw as she said, “I told you to get to safety not –” “You're welcome.” She took the last monster by surprise, ...

Author: Dark Phoenix

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543754179

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Three teenager friends just love barging in witches’ houses, hugging giants, running through dark mazes and traveling across continents on sea dragons only to be beaten by random vampires and metal maniacs. Too much? It’s just begun. Follow Emma, William, and Lara on their journey from an ordinary school to a magical war field where they will experience much harder crashes of emotional suffering, happiness, new friends, and, heartbreaks. It’s a battle with Demons. Quite literally.

The Monsters Guild

Eventually, though, the last few nails were hammered in, the last few windows were hung, and the party gathered at the front of the guild hall to look upon what they had done. ... The Monster's Guild, they read, adventurers for hire.

Author: Rowan Hand


ISBN: 9781365035821

Category: Fiction

Page: 74

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The Monsters' Guild is a story about beginnings. New friendships, new adventures, new love. Torg Bashmell and his party of misfit monsters create something unique as they rescue a kidnapped human from a band of nefarious ogres, thwart evil (and not-so-evil) wizards, and build the foundations of their new careers in adventuring.