The Monsters of Rookhaven

Pádraig Kenny

Illustrated by Edward Bettison
6-9 years
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17 September 2020
352 pages

'Humans, as is there wont, have a terrible habit of making a mess of everything.'

Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world.

But as something far more sinister comes to threaten them all, it quickly becomes clear that the true monsters aren't necessarily the ones you can see.

A thought-provoking, chilling and beautifully written novel, Pádraig Kenny's The Monsters of Rookhhaven, stunningly illustrated by Edward Bettison, explores difference and empathy through the eyes of characters you won't want to let go.

'Kenny is a thrilling writer and knows how to chill his readers' Telegraph

Kenny is a thrilling writer who knows how to chill his readers


One of a kind. Utterly fantastic.

Eoin Colfer on TIN

Full of empathy, anger, sorrow and love, this is a robot story squarely focused on what it means to be human

Guardian on TIN