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by Don Freeman

Two world-renowned children’s book creators, Richard Peck and Don Freeman, collaborated on this picture book–the evocative tale of a boy who takes on the monster lurking in his grandma’s home. This was one of Don Freeman’s last books–after Corduroy, after Dandelion, after he’d won a Caldecott Honor for Fly High Fly Low. It is novelist Richard Peck’s only picture book.

He wrote Monster Night about twenty-five years before he won a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, before he won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. Now their beguiling collaboration is once again available, and includes a new introduction, full of warmth and reminiscence, by Richard Peck. It’s a classic treat–a deliciously spooky journey through darkness into the comforting, clear light of day.


30 September, 1976

About Don Freeman

Don Freeman was an American painter, printmaker, cartoonist, and an illustrator and writer of children's books. He was active from the 1930s to the 1970s.


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