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7 shipwrecked sailors go off the charts!
These survivors discover their island is not quite deserted. Bring your camera because no one has seen beasts like these before!
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Getting Lost was never so much fun!

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Welcome to Monster Isle

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Jeff Miracola

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-016-9, 10.5 x 8.5

"Jeff's work has fascinated me since we first met while working on games like Dungeons & Dragons. His art and imagination were cutting-edge then, and what he brings to the children's book world is cutting-edge now.
-Tony DiTerlizzi, co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

A family's vacation goes bananas when a perfect storm tosses their skipper's tiny boat off course. Now seven castaways are stranded on an uncharted desert island!

Finnegan, his sister, parents and dog Howl venture into the wild and encounter a menagerie of colorful monsters. Can these hardy survivors befriend seven beasts straight from their wildest imaginations?

Whimsical and lushly layered illustrations invigorate a zootopia of mythical creatures like the Yowie and Ogopogo. Adventurous readers will take a trip and learn some new monsters they'll never forget!

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Abominable Snowman

More praise for Welcome to Monster Isle

"Jeff Miracola's vibrant and dynamic art make each page a pleasure."
- Super Punch

"Here is a book that is geared towards kids, but embraces the adventurer in all of us. If you are as huge a fan of the SciFi Channel's DESTINATION TRUTH as I am, you'll definitely want to check out this book of monsters creatively illustrated by Jeff Miracola…one that will most likely please those youngsters who are just forming an interest in comics. Perfect bed time story reading material."
- Ain't It Cool News

"If I were a zombie, Jeff Miracola's brain would top my list of things to eat. And this book would be dessert."
- Scott M. Fischer, illustrator of New York Times bestseller Peter Pan in Scarlet

"Monster Isle is eye-catching like a child’s imagination should be, so it will feel right at home while you’re reading it to them before they go to sleep at night."
- Paranormal News

"Monster Isle looks set to be an excellent read for younger audiences with some impressive illustrations."
- Unexplained Mysteries

"A boy named Finnegan, his sister, his parents and his dog, Howl, venture into the wild and encounter a zootopia of mythical creatures with names like the Yowie and Ogopogo. Super-keen."
- Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"Welcome to Monster Isle would make a perfect Halloween gift {if you give gives for Halloween like my mother-in-law occasionally does}, books make the best gifts! And Immedium publishes the best books!"
- Baby Luxe

Catoblepas "The story to me is about teamwork and co-existing, so when everything falls into place, the Summer's family (and company) make it safely home. The words tell a fun and adventurous tale, yet it is certainly Jeff Miracola's illustrations that bring this story and it's beasts to life. I love that the Yowie (Australian Bigfoot) makes an appearance! This is definitely a book with kid appeal!"
- Children's Book Review

"The grinning, menacing mountain on the front cover captured our child's interest, as did the brightly colored monsters inside…Brightly colored, grinning monsters make this a fun adventure to share."
- The Reading Tub


Quetzalcoatl 2009 Winner: Bookbuilders West award: Best Children's Book: Cover

"Welcome to Monster Isle is a children's book I would have loved to read to my own kids...The kids will love these monsters, and adults reading this book to those kids will appreciate the homages, the lively plot, and the fun art...It'd be a terrific gift for any creature-loving kids in your life."
- Tony Isabella, Comics Buyer's Guide

"Filled with exuberantly colorful and cartoony illustrations…An enthusiastic, upbeat tale perfect for reading aloud to young monster lovers."
- Midwest Book Review

"It's a charming introduction to crytozoology for very young children, with the polysyllabic words they seem to enjoy, and gorgeously illustrated. And it has positive messages aplenty: man and manimal can live in harmony; you create your own fears; and working cooperatively is rewarding. If, as an adult, you have to read the same story every single night till your sanity gives way, this will be more pleasant than 99% of the competition."
- Val Stevenson, Fortean Times

"It's never too soon to introduce children to cryptozoology, and that's why new kids' book Monster Isle is the perfect teaching tool...[Miracola's] big, stylized monsters are the perfect combination of fanged and funny."
- io9.com

Get free Coloring Pages!

Snowman Catoblepas
Abominable Snowman Catoblepas
Gryphon Ogopogo
Gryphon Ogopogo
Quetzalcoatl Yowie
Quetzalcoatl Yowie
Zillard Lollipop
Zillard Lollipop

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 820L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): L
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 19