Author(s): Julie Monks
The complete story and original illustrations of MARCELLO MOUSE AND THE MASKED BALL by Julie Monks have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. Marcello Mouse is off to the Magical Masked Ball. But he hasn't been invited. And as Marcello soon discovers, this ball is no place for a mouse ..."This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage young children to become enthusiastic, independent readers." - Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge Sixteen titles available in this series, including THE GRUFFALO, ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, HAMILTON'S HATS, CATS AHOY!, THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG and MONSTERS: AN OWNER'S GUIDE.
Julie Monks spent her childhood drawing, along with her sister, the illustrator Lydia Monks. Julia went on to study illustration at Kingston University in Surrey and has since written and illustrated many children's books. She is also the winner of the Best British Illustration Award in the picture book category 2004. Julie now lives in Paris and divides her time between writing, illustrating and teaching in various art schools.