Monster Night at Grandma's House
Richard Peck. Dial Books, $12.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-2904-9
Richard Peck's only picture book, Monster Night at Grandma's House (1977), illus. by Don Freeman, appears here with an author's note recounting the volume's genesis. This tale of a boy's fearful night at Grandma's house unfolds through a lengthy text perhaps best appreciated by die-hard Peck fans. Freeman's two-color scratchboard artwork in India ink and watercolor adds to the period feel.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-670-48680-9
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-14-050330-2