Welcome to Monstrovia – Tales of Monstrovia 1
Everything in Monstrovia is a secret sector of the United States. This is where humans are rare testing his courage when a troubled teen is sent to spend the summer with his uncle, the lawyer for the strange creatures that could be from his nightmares. Things only get worse when he learns his uncle is the lawyer for some of these very unusual characters and that he must now help solve mysteries that can only happen here. This multi-award-winning first book in a comical mystery series keeps kids on the edge of their seats as they learn about law in these hilarious suspenseful stories with surprises at every turn.
What is the secret land hidden inside the famous Key West buoy? Brodie Adkins, angry at his parents' divorce, finds himself sent to an uncle he doesn't know in a secret sector of the United States where anything can happen. When his uncle meets him at the door with a sword and horned helmet, Brodie can only think of running away, but a client racing into his uncle's law office begging for help from the famous Doofinch the Defender, helps him discover that he loves solving mysteries. Soon, he finds himself facing incredible dangers, including a confrontation with Mrs. Bulk, a giant whose husband was allegedly killed when Jack, their client, chopped down the beanstalk. Kids will love the crazy suspense as they collect clues to how Brodie, Jasper, and Jack's sister, Emily, can win this baffling case. One mother wrote, "Now my son wants to be a lawyer."
Once you read Welcome to Monstrovia, you'll want to read the multi-award-winning, Book 2, The Case of the Disastrous Dragon, and the upcoming, The Case of the Crazy Chickenscratches. "It's like Harry Potter, but with kids who use their intelligence, and not magic, to solve mysteries and win funny legal cases."
About Mark H. Newhouse (The Villages, Florida Author)
Mark is a multi-award winning teacher and author of children's and adult books. Born in Germany to Holocaust survivors, he loves writing humorous mysteries for children. His childhood, first in the Bronx and then in Queens, was filled with abuse and as a teacher and author he likes to empower children. His underdog characters use intelligence and courage to face danger and solve problems.
Bullied as a child, he created The Midnight Diet Club, 1st Place Royal Palm Literary Awards, where a girl suspects there is something supernatural about her tormentors. In the Rockhound Science Mysteries, Teacher Choice Award (Learning), children are challenged to solve funny crimes and catch crazy crooks by fun experiments such as making orange juice ice pops. His mysteries, Welcome to Monstrovia and The Case of the Disastrous Dragon have won such awards as a Silver Medal in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Bronze Medal in the Readers Favorite Awards, 2nd Place in the Royal Palm LIterary Awards, as well as named a Top Ten Children's Book in the P&E Readers Poll.
Now living in Florida, Mark has written contest-winning short stories for the Florida Writers Association, Journeys Anthologies and Tales2Inspire. He is currently working on a book about a boy who discovers his family was murdered during the Holocaust and Tales of Monstrovia 4: The Case of the Killer Knights. Visit www.markhnewhouse.com and www.newhousecreativegroup.com for the latest news.