The end of summer is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to sneak in one last summer read! For a limited time we’re sharing three action-packed chapters from The Monster in the Mudball, out this September from award-winning author S.P. Gates.
The Monster in the Mudball is a hilarious middle-grade mystery set in England that features Chinese dragons, a mysterious warrior queen-slash-pirate, drooling babies, and a monster that lives in a mudball!
Eleven-year-old Jin must track down an ancient monster named Zilombo after his baby brother drools on her mudball, letting her escape. When Jin meets Chief Inspector A. J. Zauyamakanda—Mizz Z, for short—she insists that Jin help her find Zilombo. Together they scour the streets of England to find and defeat the monster . . . before it’s too late and Jin’s brother becomes a tasty treat!
Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of Wednesdays in the Tower says that The Monster in the Mudball is “a light-on-its-feet adventure full of surprises, humor, and heart!”
Enjoy, and let us know what you think!