The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street / Lauren Oliver ; [interior art by Ethan M. Aldridge].

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept a secret, others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call 'monsters'? One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared, along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is)."--Page [2] of cover.
    • Notes:
      Ages 8 - 12.
    • ISBN:
      9780062345073
      0062345079
    • Accession Number:
      on1101504302
      1101504302
    • Accession Number:
      fay.687940
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OLIVER, L.; ALDRIDGE, E. M. The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street. First edition. [s. l.]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. ISBN 9780062345073. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Oliver L, Aldridge EM. The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2020. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940
    • APA:
      Oliver, L., & Aldridge, E. M. (2020). The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oliver, Lauren, and Ethan M. Aldridge. 2020. The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940.
    • Harvard:
      Oliver, L. and Aldridge, E. M. (2020) The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940 (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oliver, L & Aldridge, EM 2020, The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street, First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Oliver, Lauren, and Ethan M. Aldridge. The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street. First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oliver, Lauren, and Ethan M. Aldridge. The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oliver L, Aldridge EM. The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street [Internet]. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687940

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1

In their crumbling Boston mansion, Cordelia Clay and her father keep a secret: they heal mysterious monsters. Recovering pixies, injured dragons, and other unusual creatures—the Clays keep them safe from a world sure to mistreat them. Cordelia's life is upended when she wakes to find that her father and the monsters have all gone missing, leading her to search for where they've gone and who might have wanted them out of the picture. Oliver's imaginative story combines exquisite descriptions with a spirited narrative, and readers will delight in the quirky creatures and settings. While the book seems to focus on literal monsters—including a detailed reference guide in the front matter—it also examines the concept more figuratively, through the monstrous behavior that humans are capable of and the monsters that people make the unfamiliar out to be. Despite the nineteenth-century New England setting, the themes speak to present-day discussions over immigration and race, fitting a serious and important message into an otherwise fanciful enterprise. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2020 #1

Monsters are real in this version of early-twentieth-century Boston, but most people have no idea that they exist. Cordelia Clay is one of the few acquainted with filches, alicanti, and growrks (a lengthy monster guide opens the novel), and she secretly helps her veterinarian father care for injured ones at their Beacon Hill home. When her father and most of the monsters disappear, Cordelia sets out to rescue them with the help of Gregory, a local boy who recently acquired a zombie puppy; a filch, which makes its way in the world via flatulence; and a baby dragon that had been living in Cordelia’s oven. Their clues take them to New York and Canada before bringing them back to Boston, where an anti-monster activist threatens everything they hold dear. Though Oliver keeps the action-driven plot moving quickly, there is introspection as well, particularly regarding Cordelia’s relationships with her late mother (a scientist who died while researching monster evolution) and her former best friend Elizabeth (who has monster-related secrets of her own). Oliver’s wordplay is often clever (“the daylight…was starting to seep across the cluttered countertops like the drool of a Mattahorn salivus”), and her collection of monsters is creative and thorough. Cordelia and Gregory face instances of peril that are exciting without feeling too dangerous, and the book’s secondary characters, both human and monster, add much to the story. Sarah Rettger January/February 2020 p.94 Copyright 2020 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 November #3

In this thoughtful adventure set in the late 19th century, a girl who helps her veterinarian father to treat wounded monsters must locate her dad after he is apparently abducted—along with the myriad creatures living in their rambling Boston home. With little more than a threatening note to go on, Cordelia Clay, 12, and her newfound friend Gregory must track down the villain responsible in a world that doesn't know about the existence of dragons, zombie puppies, and their ilk, and treats social outcasts with cruelty. As Cordelia and Gregory's quest takes them to a traveling circus in New York, a Canadian university, and back home, they find a terrifying threat to monsters everywhere while exploring the idea that "the monsters people name are not the real danger... it's the monsters who name themselves that you really have to watch out for." Oliver's (Broken Things) marvelous historical fantasy hits just the right tone of sincerity and whimsy; alongside weighty themes "of violence, of hatred, of cages and isolation," an excerpt from A Guide to Monsters and Their Habits describes many of the beasties in enough detail to ground the premise and bring the monsters to life, and occasional illustrations by Aldridge (Estranged) give a realistically fantastic feel to the meaningful text. Ages 8–12. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.