The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Unlocked Cave

  • Pages:160
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Monster Sisters
  • Themes:fast-paced adventure, books set in Victoria BC, Victoria BC history, Canadian, graphic novels for early readers
  • Available:09/17/2019
  • Age Groups:Graphic Novel 9-12
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W

When a quiet seaside town is suddenly overrun by hundreds of giant monsters, two young sisters are the only ones prepared to handle the situation.

Using their keen interest in architecture, local history, folklore and gymnastics, Enid Jupiter and Lyra Gotham attempt to not only stop the monsters' rampage but also figure out why it's happening. The story is set in Victoria, British Columbia, and the city's impressive history and creepy folklore add intrigue to the proceedings, as more and more monstrous guests arrive on this unceded Lekwungen Territory.

Enid and Lyra's story concludes in The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Stone Octopus.

“A fascinating mix of intriguing elements: imaginative monster battles, fun historical facts, a gently spooky mystery, and a warm emphasis on sisterhood.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Promising first installment...the memorable characters and clever visuals should propel readers to the planned sequel.”

– Publishers Weekly
“The Monster Sisters, are rabble-rousing, smart-talking kids...The art is engaging and fun, with full-page monster attacks, action-packed vine swinging, a section on Morse code, and plenty of cool maps...For those who love Canadian history and courageous kid detectives battling giant monsters.”
– School Library Journal
“A powerful, kick-butt sleuthing duo...A fun, promising first book.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“An entertaining read. The adventures are imaginative and fun…The people of Victoria, as well as many other readers will enjoy the many references to the city.”
– Resource Links
“This text will appeal to any child with a vivid imagination and an interest in science fiction.”
– Must Read Literature: K thru YA