The Child Cruncher


A fun imaginative story with a strong heroine


ISBN: 9781788070423 Categories: ,

Mathilde Stein, Mies van Hout


‘Got you!’ growled a harsh voice. ‘You’re coming with me!’
But I said, ‘One moment, please. I have to ask my dad first…Dad! I’m being kidnapped by a big, ugly villain. Is that all right?’
‘Oh, that’s fine,’ Dad replied. ‘Just remember to brush your teeth. Have fun.’

One summer evening, Molly is so bored that she dreams up an adventure with a fierce villain. But if her dream comes true -and she is kidnapped by an ogre -life is not as exciting as Molly had hoped. She even has to rescue her clumsy captor! And then her big ugly villain turns out to be an ordinary child cruncher. What a disappointment! Instead of going on all sorts of adventures, he only wants to eat her up. Luckily Molly knows just what to do…

Additional information

Weight 366 g
Dimensions 22 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Lemniscaat
Publication date 25 October 2019
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22 x 28.5 cm
Weight 366 g
Mathilde Stein(1969) was born and raised in the Netherlands and studied at the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts. In the United Kingdom she worked as Senior Lecturer in Event Management at the University of Central England before returning to the Netherlands. Mies van Hout(b. 1962) studied at the Arts Academy in Groningen where she majored in graphic design. Her illustrations are cheerful and witty, skilfully painted and distinctive. Mies van Hout's work has been published in more than twenty countries.