Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents footstepseven if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says shes too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett wont back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, shes on the case.With her parents archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, its getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city... whatever the danger!In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the worlds toughest monster hunterScarlett Hart!...
|Title||:||Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter|
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Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter Reviews
Marcus Sedgewick and Thomas Taylor bring the world of monsters to bright visual life in Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter. This book would appeal to a wide range of audiences, young and old. There is humor here, along with moments of suspense, and I loved the classic monster film feel that the book had.
The impression I came away with was a hybrid of the Patrick MacNee Avengers series and Scooby-Doo, with its own originality throughout. These elements make for a fun and inventive read. As a teacher, ...more
I didn't love this like I thought I would. It's a cute, enjoyable book, but missing something to make it extra special. For me, the artwork isn't a style I'm a big fan of and the world-building, or lack thereof, was a little confusing at first. I did like the main character and the kinda mash-up of Batman, Supernatural, and Sherlock, but the pacing felt off to me too.
Good, quick read for someone wanting creepy, but not too creepy monsters with a likeable main character.
This graphic novel seems like it is an introductory edition to a 'Monster Hunter' series, featuring young, orphaned, bratty-with-something-to-prove Scarlett, her underappreciated butler, unexplained monsters roaming the world, and an uninspired, cookie cutter nemesis.
The premise? Scrappy orphaned daughter of two famous monster hunters tries to prove her worth as a monster hunter with the help of servants who have been with her family since she was a baby. Opposing her are monsters, the letter of ...more
Scarlett Hart is a brave, impulsive, and driven tween girl. Together with her car-loving butler Napoleon, they hunt down the monsters that threaten a British-like country reminiscent of the early 20th century. Only she isn't supposed to because the society who sends out these bounties, says she is too young. Scarlett feels she doesn't have a choice though, her parents were killed by these creatures, and she and her household caregivers depend on the income. We never get much a chance to explore ...more
I'd read more of this book if it became a series since I liked the storyline even though I'd like further development and I'm always a fan of a yarn featuring a kick-ass female protagonist. Although Scarlett Hart misses her famed monster-hunting parents, she is clearly loved by her butler and crime-fighting partner, Napoleon White and his wife. But their economic situation is precarious, and she earns money by fighting the monsters that plague the area. She's good at what she does, but she's als ...more
Scartlett Heart sounded quite awesome, since girls battling monsters is always needed. There're not so many comics like this, so I was intrigued, but sadly so let down. Scarlett is an orphaned girl and her parents were known monster hunters and thus she wants to follow in their footsteps. She meets monster wit her aid Napoleon in order to destroy their arch nemesis Count Stankovic. The adventures don't seem that related and mostly the problem is that they aren't so interesting either. The comic ...more
Marcus Sedgwick you sly dog!! You keep stretching your literary prowess and once again stick the landing! From the man who brings such varied works as MIDWINTERBLOOD, SAINT DEATH, and THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN comes a brand new children's fantasy graphic novel about a teenage monster hunter. SCARLETT HART: MONSTER HUNTER is a true delight of a story, about the plucky Scarlett and her guardian/former servant Napoleon as she continues her late parents' legacy of hunting monsters. Scarlett is a fun prot ...more
2.5 stars. While I enjoyed the premise of this graphic novel and thought the artwork was fun, ultimately it didn't grab me as much as I wanted it to. The story line and dialogue often felt a little clunky and existed in this weird space of sometimes too cheeky or too dark. It was like the story couldn't decide on what type of mood it wanted to portray. That being said, I think my students will enjoy it, especially if it is the beginning of a Scarlett Hart monster fighting series.