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The Monster in the Bathhouse

Illustrated by Sina Merabian

About The Book

How to Catch a Monster meets Persian myth in this engaging picture book set in a lively Iranian bathhouse the day before the Persian New Year as three boys encounter something unexpected.

The bathhouse is always busy the day before Nowruz. Everyone wants to be clean for the new year! As three boys enjoy their day at the bathhouse with their fathers, they hear a strange sound and decide to investigate. There’s a big mess, and they hear the sound of someone—or something—large splashing in the baths. What could it be? An unruly guest? A four-legged intruder? Or perhaps…a monster?

About The Author

Photograph by Sina Merabian

Sina Merabian is an author-illustrator of picture books and longer work. Her work can be playful or macabre, and she enjoys the opportunity to work with intricate patterns and unique locales.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Sina Merabian

Sina Merabian is an author-illustrator of picture books and longer work. Her work can be playful or macabre, and she enjoys the opportunity to work with intricate patterns and unique locales.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534496828
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD470L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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