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The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra by Karen Foxlee : a review

I’m delighted to be sharing Laura’s guest review on The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra by Karen Foxlee. This is the second book in the Miss Mary-Kate Martin’s Guide to Monsters.

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book cover for The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra by Karen Foxlee.  Miss Mary-Kate is walking along the sand with a colourful two-headed hydra behind her in the waves

The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra by Karen Foxlee

  • Category : Children Fantasy Adventure
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pushkin Children’s Books (28 Mar. 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1782694153
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1782694151
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The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra Summary

There are those who hunt monsters to harm them and there are those who hunt monsters to help them. Which one are you?

Miss Mary-Kate Martin and her mother are off on an adventure to the enchanting Greek island of Galinios. An ancient mosaic has been unearthed and Professor Martin must investigate, leaving Mary-Kate to explore the island and bask in the sunshine.

But soon her relaxing holiday turns into a monster-sized mystery, when a message arrives asking for help. Could the local legend of the Two-Headed Hydra be more than just a story? And what could have made this serene sea creature so angry?

Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she’s not scared of monsters! With the help of her new friend Nikos, she is determined to find answers.

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The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra Review

A wonderful second book about Mary-Kate, an anxious girl who is back looking for monsters with her archaeologist mother.

Whilst on holiday on the sunny island in Greece Mary-Kate is shocked to discover that she has another monster to track. Reluctantly at first, she spends time with Nikos, a local boy to discover the legend behind the two headed hydra.

The Trouble with the Two-Headed Hydra has a beautiful front cover holding a wonderfully written story for children, which adults can enjoy too.

I have really enjoyed both of Kate Foxlee’s books in this series. Mary-Kate is a charming character with her likes and dislikes.

A fascinating read.

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About the Author

Karen Foxlee was born in Mount Isa, Australia. She trained and worked as a nurse before studying for a degree in creative writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is the author of five books, including The Anatomy of Wings, which won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book in the South East Asia and South Pacific region, and the Carnegie Medal-longlisted Lenny’s Book of Everything, which is also published by Pushkin Children’s Books. Instagram @karenfoxleeauthor

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