Fishmeal and the Mounching Monster

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Reading; Classic Words Novel

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

ISBN: 978-0-89824-287-4

Latest edition: April 2015

Order code: 2874

Price: $17.50
Website price: $13.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 2874S

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Michael Clay Thompson has written a truly delightful novel in which the main protagonist is Fishmeal the duck. In this story Fishmeal has taken a cabin in the woods. Unbeknownst to him, danger lurks in the form of the Mounching Monster, who views Fishmeal as a tasty snack. Fishmeal initially manages to avoid disaster by inviting the monster to breakfast in his cottage. Soon Fishmeal is joined by Queequack, and little by little they transform the Mounching Monster into a benefactor to all those in his environment.

Their success with the Mounching Monster is matched by their ability to transform a group of angry farmers into admirers of the monster and to make friends with a wounded wolverine.

Michael's new novel entertains while teaching classic words and offering wonderful turns of phrase. The story races from adventure to adventure, delivering a message that is powerful without being didactic. 

Michael highlights examples of vocabulary, grammar, and poetic techniques in language illustrations. Classic words are defined at the bottom of the pages.

Michael Clay Thompson has written a truly delightful novel in which the main protagonist is Fishmeal the duck. In this story Fishmeal has taken a cabin in the woods. Unbeknownst to him, danger lurks in the form of the Mounching Monster, who views Fishmeal as a tasty snack. Fishmeal initially manages to avoid disaster by inviting the monster to breakfast in his cottage. Soon Fishmeal is joined by Queequack, and little by little they transform the Mounching Monster into a benefactor to all those in his environment.

Their success with the Mounching Monster is matched by their ability to transform a group of angry farmers into admirers of the monster and to make friends with a wounded wolverine.

Michael's new novel entertains while teaching classic words and offering wonderful turns of phrase. The story races from adventure to adventure, delivering a message that is powerful without being didactic. 

Michael highlights examples of vocabulary, grammar, and poetic techniques in language illustrations. Classic words are defined at the bottom of the pages.

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