Creature Campers: The Secret of Shadow Lake
JOE MCGEE AND BEA TORMO
Age Range: 6 to 9
Lexile Measure: TBD (What’s this?)
Series: Creature Campers (Book 1)
Type: Illustrated Novel
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Being the new kid at camp is never easy, especially for a bigfoot, a hyperactive jackalope, a fairy who can barely fly, and the only human boy! From Epic! Originals, Creature Campers is a funny, heartwarming series about the unlikely friendships forged at Camp Moonlight—“where being different isn’t unusual…it’s FUNusual!”
Norm is worried about fitting in at camp. Literally. He’s not just tall for a kid. He’s tall even for a bigfoot. Oliver, the only human at camp, has the opposite problem: he’s small enough that a strong wind might knock him over. With the help of their new friends, Hazel (a hyperactive jackalope) and Wisp (a boy fairy who has trouble flying), they’ll have to work together to earn their canoeing certification without disturbing the resident lake monster—or Barnaby Snoop, who will stop at nothing to capture Norm for his personal rare creature collection.
About The Authors
Joe McGee earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in Writing from Rowan University. He teaches creative writing at Sierra Nevada College’s low-residency MFA program. An avid cartoonist, board game player, and role-playing gamer, Joe is also the author of the Junior Monster Scouts chapter book series and three picture books: Peanut Butter & Brains, Peanut Butter & Aliens, and Peanut Butter & Santa Claus. He lives in a quiet little river town with his wife (also a children’s book author) and their puppy, Pepper.
Bea Tormo is a children’s book illustrator by day and a comic artist by night. She lives near Barcelona, Spain, where she enjoys being part of a community of artists. Besides children’s books, Bea works on comic books, magazines, webcomics, and fanzines. She especially loves drawing grumpy people and monsters.
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