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  • The Story so far…

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    SCARLETT HART, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ goo-sodden footsteps—even if The Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of clever gadgets, she’s on the case.

    With her parent’s arch-rival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city... whatever the danger!

    For anyone who likes books about monsters, Marcus Sedgwick (winner of the Printz Award) teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains: – introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!

    If you want to BUY this beasty, not the thing below, but the book, you could do worse than look here.

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  • The Cover…

    That gorgeous cover is worth a closer look, isn't it?

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  • Read a little of the book!

    You can read the opening few pages here, so you know what you're in for…

    (Click the thumbnail on the far left to start.)

  • Welcome to the world of
    Scarlett Hart – Monster Hunter!

    You can find out a little about Scarlett and her world here, but we know that some people are just too busy to spend long looking at anything these days. If so, want to know what it's all about in two words?
    Okay then, here you go: Gothic Tintin

    If you want to stick around, please fiddle with the dial above, and Welcome..!

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  • Early sketches!

    Thomas is really, and we mean really, good at drawing, so we thought we'd show you some of his rough designs. Cool, huh?

    (Click any thumbnail to start.)

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  • Thomas Taylor drew the pictures

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    Thomas has been drawing monsters since the moment he could pick up a pen. He’s drawn wizards too (he did the cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), and many ghosts (illustrating his own stories in the Dan and the Dead books). But somehow it always comes back to monsters in the end. Even when he’s lying by a pool in the south of France. Fortunately, by collaborating with Marcus he got to draw a girl in a cool rocket plane too. And a monster hunter’s secret lab. And gargoyles. Sooo many gargoyles… 

    He nearly almost has a website too:

  • Marcus Sedgwick wrote the story

    About a decade ago, Marcus and Thomas were on holiday, lazing around in the sunshine in the South of France. From ramblings about the dreaded (and dreadful) detective duo (and swimming pool technicians) Launay and Sprick, all the way to Scarlett Hart, has been a long journey. But a fun one. And it means that Marcus got to put a long-held life-goal into action (sort of) - by becoming a monster hunter (by proxy).

    Enough with the brackets. If you really need to know more about him, you can go here:

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