One day, our heroine Lucy Dungston wakes up to find all the adults in her town have completely disappeared. While most of the other kids run wild, Lucy’s mind gets whirring on what’s really happened, and how she can get them back. Her own father mysteriously vanished a few months before, so she has already had a bit of a head start.
The investigations begin under her very own bed, after Lucy hears suspicious and creepy noises and discovers every child’s worst nightmare: monsters under the bed... AKA The Creakers.
The Creakers is a charmingly written adventure story. The illustrations by Shane Devries also capture the tale beautifully.
Monsters under the bed are acknowledged as scary but the warm and humorous narrator of the story who introduces each chapter will make more nervous children feel they are in safe hands – and (spoiler alert) it all works out well in the end.
This is a really lovely, funny book that will appeal to a wide range of children.