In Eye of the Monster, ten-year-old Jack and his younger sister Anne are visiting their grand parents on a small island off the coast of Washington when they hear a strange noise coming from the dense forest nearby. When they investigate, they stumble upon something that is both amazing and terrifying – a giant monster! With some quick thinking by Jack, the children find themselves in control of this massive creature. But now what do they do?
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are interested in adventure and suspenseful stories.
- The story is exciting and keeps children’s attention
- The dialogue between the siblings is realistic and humorous
- The illustrations are beautiful
- The length of the book may be a con for some parents
- The author’s name might not be familiar to all children
- Some younger listeners might find the idea of controlling a giant monster thrilling and awesome, while others might find it scary
Learn more about the author
Michael Dahl is the prolific children’s author of more than 200 books, including picture books, middle grade fiction, and anthologies. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. Michael lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.
“Eye of the Monster”
“Eye of the Monster is an engaging and exciting story that kept my attention from beginning to end. The interactions between Jack and Anne felt real, as did their fear (and occasional bravery) in the face of this monstrous creature. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a good read.”
“eye of the monster is a must read for all elementary students. I could not put it down.”