The Creature Department
The Creature Department
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The Creature Department

Written by Robert Paul Weston & illustrated by Framestore
Book #1 in the The Creature Department Series
Published by Razorbill
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Stunning. . . . a bit like if you took Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Monsters Inc. and shoved them in a TARDIS.–Buzzfeed It’s a tentacled, inventive, gooey, world in there. . . . Elliot Von Doppler and his friend Leslie think nothing ever happens in Bickleburgh, except inside the gleaming headquarters of DENKi-3000–the world’s eighth-largest electronics factory. Beneath the glass towers and glittering skywalks, there’s a rambling old mansion from which all the company’s amazing inventions spring forth. And no one except Uncle Archie knows what’s behind the second-to-last door at the end of the hall. Until Elliot and Leslie are invited to take a glimpse inside. They find stooped, troll-like creatures with jutting jaws and broken teeth. Tiny winged things that sparkle as they fly. And huge, hulking, hairy nonhumans (with horns). It is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. But when Chuck Brickweather threatens to shut down the DENKi-3000 factory if a new product isn’t presented soon, the creatures know they are in danger. And when Uncle Archie vanishes, it’s up to Elliot, Leslie, and every one of the unusual, er, “employees” to create an invention so astonishing it will save the Creature Department.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781595146847
    Publication Date
    October 9, 2014
    Page Count
    327
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1595146849
    Lexile® Level
    700L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~4.5

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