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Discover Mystery and Hilarity with “The Beast and the Bethany” Now

Good day, young readers!

December is here, and that means that holiday breaks are coming! Time out of school = more time for reading! Are you planning to read anything fun?

Currently, we are reading “Summer of the Woods” by Steven K. Smith. This fun mystery of what could be in your backyard is the perfect adventure for everyone! But our fun is not going to end there! There is so much more coming.

We are about to introduce the 90th book! Can you believe that we have shared this many fun stories and books? I am so excited to continue to read some fun and exciting books with ya’ll!

In January, we are going to dive into “The Beast and the Bethany” by Jack Meggitt-Phillips. This young adult book has a little bit of everything – mystery, horror, laughter, and friendship. Grab the book and let’s get reading!

The Beast and the Bethany: Book Blurb

Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years. How, you may wonder? Ebenezer simply has to feed the beast in the attic of his mansion. In return for meals of performing monkeys, statues of Winston Churchill, and the occasional cactus, Ebenezer gets potions that keep him young and beautiful, as well as other presents.

But the beast grows ever greedier with each meal, and one day he announces that he’d like to eat a nice, juicy child next. Ebenezer has never done anything quite this terrible to hold onto his wonderful life. Still, he finds the absolutely snottiest, naughtiest, and most frankly unpleasant child he can and prepares to feed her to the beast.

The child, Bethany, may just be more than Ebenezer bargained for. She’s certainly a really rather rude houseguest, but Ebenezer still finds himself wishing she didn’t have to be gobbled up after all. Could it be Bethany is less meal-worthy and more…friend-worthy?


The Beast and the Bethany