The Beast and the Bethany (Paperback)
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The Beast and the Bethany (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Channelling the devilishly entertaining spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, The Beast and the Bethany unfurls a gothic tale of child-gobbling monsters and an orphan who just refuses to be eaten.

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

Major film deal announced with Warner Brothers and Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer, David Heyman.

The most exciting new children's book of 2020 and a modern classic in the making. The Beast and the Bethany has all the classic macabre humour of Roald Dahl with the warmth and charm of Despicable Me, finished off with a gleeful bite of Little Shop of Horrors! This book should be on every little monster's birthday and Christmas list.

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 ...

Jack Meggitt Phillips is an incredibly exciting new talent. He is an author, scriptwriter and playwright whose work has been performed at The Roundhouse and featured on Radio 4. 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.

Isabelle Follath is an illustrator who has worked in advertising, fashion magazines and book publishing, but her true passion lies in illustrating children's books. She also loves drinking an alarming amount of coffee, learning new crafts and looking for the perfect greenish-gold colour. Isabellelives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781405298889
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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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

The Beast and the Bookshop: Creative Writing Workshop and Signing Session with Jack Meggitt-Phillips

The Beast and the Bookshop: Creative Writing Workshop and Signing Session with Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Ashford
Tuesday 15th February 11:00 - 14:00

On 15th February, join be(a)stselling author Jack Meggitt-Phillips for an interactive, 50 minute creative writing workshop, including a Q&A, and readings from The Beast and the Bethany. As part of this session, children will be given the prompts and inspiration to write and finish their own short stories. Suitable for children ages 7-12.

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Whispering Stories

“The storyline is pure enjoyment and will gives kids a giggle”

511-year-old Ebenezer Tweezer lives in a 15 storey house with a beast living on the top floor. The beast started as a small creature but over the years he mithered Ebenezer to bring him food in exchange for gifts... More

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MakexBelieve

“Fantastic MG Fun!”

Ebenezer is approaching his 512th birthday, although he looks remarkably young for his age. He lives a reclusive life of luxury, filled with the occasional odd purchase of rare parrots and trips to the zoo to gather... More

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Danni

“Loved it!”

The Beast and the Bethany was such a breath of fresh air for me. As most of you know, most of the books I read are super serious thrillers, so it was great to take a break and read something so fun and silly. Middle... More

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