Monstrously cute: Read an extract from Hodgepodge: How To Make a Pet Monster by Lili Wilkinson and Dustin Spence

Monstrously cute: Read an extract from Hodgepodge: How To Make a Pet Monster by Lili Wilkinson and Dustin Spence

Chapter One

How to Live in a Spooky House

I’m Artie.

I’m eleven years old, and my new house is SPOOKY.

I MEAN REALLY SPOOKY.

I mean creaky floorboards, dusty attic, spiders everywhere, SPOOKY.

If I believed in ghosts, WHICH I DO NOT, I would think this house was haunted.

Mum says the house has `amazing bones’.

She means it will be great when she fixes it up, but it makes me think of actual bones.

It makes me think of skeletons that jump out of wardrobes . . . if I believed skeletons could do that, WHICH I DO NOT.

The spooky house isn’t the only new thing in our lives.

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Synopsis

A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and highly collectable new junior fiction series.

I'm Artie. I'm eleven years old. I do not believe in ghosts, or monsters. I do believe in science. I also believe that my step-sister Willow is kinda terrifying.Willow and I found a weird old book in the attic of our new house. It's called the Big Boke of Fetching Monsters. And it tells you how to make your own monster. But that's impossible.You DEFINITELY can't make a monster - because MONSTERS DO NOT EXIST.
Lili Wilkinson
About the author

Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of two picture books - That Christmas Feeling and Clancy the Quokka, and eleven YA novels including The Boundless Sublime. Lili established the insideadog.com.au website and the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.

Books by Lili Wilkinson

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