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The beast and the Bethany

by Meggitt-Phillips, Jack,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 14 copies
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Summary
Lemony Snicket meets Roald Dahl in this "wickedly funny" (James Ponti, New York Times bestselling author), deliciously macabre, and highly illustrated tale of a hungry beast, a vain immortal man, and a not-so-charming little girl who doesn't know she's about to be eaten.

Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years. How, you may wonder? Ebenezer simply has to feed the beast in the attic of his mansion. In return for meals of performing monkeys, statues of Winston Churchill, and the occasional cactus, Ebenezer gets potions that keep him young and beautiful, as well as other presents.

But the beast grows ever greedier with each meal, and one day he announces that he'd like to eat a nice, juicy child next. Ebenezer has never done anything quite this terrible to hold onto his wonderful life. Still, he finds the absolutely snottiest, naughtiest, and most frankly unpleasant child he can and prepares to feed her to the beast.

The child, Bethany, may just be more than Ebenezer bargained for. She's certainly a really rather rude houseguest, but Ebenezer still finds himself wishing she didn't have to be gobbled up after all. Could it be Bethany is less meal-worthy and more...friend-worthy?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dorian Gray had a portrait; Ebenezer Tweezer has a voracious Beast in the attic of his posh mansion that vomits up antiaging potions in exchange for whatever it demands. So it is that with his 512th birthday coming up, Ebenezer either has to bring the Beast a suitably plump child or die. Unfortunately, that child turns out to be Bethany--seemingly a perfect choice, being the most willful, obstinate, ill-tempered orphaned brat ever to bring misery to the lives of everyone at Miss Fizzlewick's Institute for Gentlemanly Boys and Ladylike Ladies. Why unfortunate? Because against their better judgements, Ebenezer and Bethany reluctantly take a liking to each other. In best Roald Dahl tradition, the Beast is a menacing, murderous monster. Better yet, dubbing the genuinely remorseful Ebenezer "the most good bad person I know," Bethany contrives by the end to give him one last, welcome chance at a better life. Sample ink-and-wash illustrations by Follath capture both the contemporary setting and the gothic flavor of this unexpectedly touching debut."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ebenezer Tweezer, "a terrible man with a wonderful life," is a solitary, golden-haired person possessed of a Beast in his attic, who gives him his heart's desires for a price: feasts in the form of rare objects and beasts. Approaching his 512th birthday, Ebenezer has most everything he wants--refrigerators full of food, a home "fifteen stories tall and twelve elephants wide"--save for the potion that keeps him young and handsome, which the Beast plans to withhold unless Ebenezer produces a human child for consumption. Acquiring Bethany Bogoff, an orphan who has been "nothing but trouble" since her parents died in a fire, Ebenezer finds himself saddled with a girl as contrary and spiteful as he is, one whom he has three days to fatten up as the two engage in a war of manipulations--over breakfasts, comics, and strong wills--until they find common ground. Debut author Meggitt-Phillips presents an archly told story filled with devious pranks and an appreciable, skillfully played redemption arc that heightens the emotional heft. Crisp black-and-white art by Follath (Joy) adds atmosphere. Ages 9--13. Author's agent: Rachel Mann, Jo Unwin Literary. (Dec.)"
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Additional Information
Series Meggitt-Phillips, Jack. Beast and the Bethany (Series) ; bk.1.
Subjects Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Beauty, Personal -- Juvenile fiction.
Wealth -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Human behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Beauty, Personal -- Fiction.
Wealth -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Contributors Follath, Isabelle, illustrator.
Language English
Description 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781534478893
1534478892
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