Title: Hetty and the Yeti
Author: Jules Burnett
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy Adventure
Length: 136 pages
Release Date: May 2014
Imprint: Polliwog Press
Summary: When schoolgirl Hetty is magically transported to Tibet, high in the Himalayan Mountains, she comes face to face with the Giant Yeti!
But is the Yeti really the terrifying beast of legend? Can Hetty prevent the colossal creature from causing chaos in the city centre? And what is the connection with Hetty and the ghostly lady that haunts the Himalayan Hills?
Hetty embarks on a journey that will take her across the world, back in time and one that will change her life forever.
Hetty and the Yeti is a humorous and entertaining story about a young girl's life changing whirlwind journey across the globe.
Hetty is just an average little girl, but when a mystical turn of events lands her in Tibet where she encounters a Yeti her life heads in a whole new direction. Now, Hetty must help the Yeti and uncover the mystery in the Himalayan Mountains before it's too late.
I love how the story's narrator is a deceased marmot, who is mostly worried about the ghastly smell of death he is emitting. This clever use of humor immediately grabs the readers attention and leaves them wanting to read more. Hetty and the Yeti is an exciting adventure, with unusual and charming characters that will delight readers young and old.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
Jules loves old B movie monster films, the culture and art of Asia and childish humour, and decided to put them altogether when writing his new book, Hetty and the Yeti. This is the first book he has written for this age group. He has illustrated books in the UK and the USA. Jules has also worked as a teacher and for a wildlife organisation and would strongly advise anyone against working with either children or animals.
He lives in the north east of England with his long-term girlfriend and their two children, whom he cruelly puts to work as his book reviewers, proof readers and general dog’s bodies.