Welcome All Monsters!


falconquinn_book3jacket-smallerFalcon Quinn and the Bullies of Greenblud is now available!

Falcon Quinn and his friends are monsters–a Sasquatch, a Chupakabra, a wind elemental, a Frankenstein–but now they confront the scariest challenge of all: 9th grade. Disguised as humans, Falcon and friends are in a race against time to find five monsters hidden in a New Hampshire high school. An exciting adventure as well as a serious look at what it means to be “different”– FALCON QUINN AND THE BULLIES OF GREENBLUD is a hilarious, moving look at bullies and the bullied, at monsters and humans, at boys and girls–and parents– of all kinds.

You can order the book here in paperback, or order it here as a Kindle book

 Click here to read a little of chapter 1! Monster up!!

School bus 13 screeches to a halt, and you and your friends step out and onto the grounds of the Academy for Monsters. Mrs. Redflint–the dragon lady (and Dean of Students)–tells you you’re turning into a monster, hands you the key to your dorm room, and encourages you to stop by the Wellness Center, where your exact form of monstrosity will be “diagnosed.”  If your name is Falcon Quinn, you watch as your friend Max–a huge, hairy dude who plays the triangle in middle school band–becomes a Sasquatch.  And your friend Megan Crofton–a quiet, melancholy girl still trying to get over the loss of her sisters–slowly transforms into a wind elemental.  All around you are other kids– ghouls, Frankensteins, leprachauns, were-things.  But what are you?  Are you a monster at all?

Well, until we figure out the answer to that question, let’s get you unpacked.  Your roommates– a were-bear named Lincoln Pugh, and another guy named Jonny Frankenstein–won’t be arriving until later.  In the meantime, there’s a lot to do– ask questions of Quimby, the fortune-telling head-in-a-jar; read The Gullet, the literary magazine of the Academy for Monsters, full of stories and poems written by monsters, (including ROAD NOT TAKEN DESTROY! by young Frankenstein Timothy Sparkbolt);  investigate a list of the characters you’re likely to encounter as you stroll around the grounds.   But perhaps the best thing to do first might be to read the first chapter of Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror by clicking right here. You can also browse the book by clicking on the Browse Inside icon in the column to the right, or right here..

Above all, you must resist your monster nature!  You don’t want to be a monster.  Do you?

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  1. Posted October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I’m an elementary school librarian, very much enjoying Falcon Quinn. I was expecting something that I could recommend to my fans of Harry Potter, Charley Bone and Percy Jackson, which I will. What I was not expecting was subtle references to Flannery O’Connor, Robert Burns and even Parson Weems. This is more fun than I’ve had in a long while. Thank you!

  2. Posted December 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    This book is AWESOME! i have been recomending it to all of my friends! I cannot wait for the second book to come out! Timonthy Sparkbolt is the Edgar Allen Poe! As a fellow writer I say YOU ROCK!

  3. Delaney
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Yeah right!

    I really enjoyed this book I wasnt sure if i should get it but im so happy I did.

  4. Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    falcon quinn i love u sooooooo mush i want 2 meet u so bad!

  5. Becca
    Posted July 29, 2015 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I really enjoyed this book series and I was psyched to hear that a new one would be launched in the spring of 2015. However, it’s well past the spring of 2015 and we’re well into summer and hurtling quickly into fall. Any news on the new book, because I’m defintly waiting to buy it!

  6. admin
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    O Professor Boylan has been so busy. But fear not, the new FQ is coming summer/fall of 2016. Check out the link on our home page for an advance look at the new cover and the first chapter!

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  • Falcon Quinn is a new series from HarperCollins books about a young man who finds himself turning into a monster. Falcon and his friends find themselves taken to the Academy for Monsters, where they're taught how to imitate human beings, and thus survive in the world. Raising the question: What's the right thing to do-- to imitate something you're not, in order to survive? Or to embrace your true self, if your true self is, say, a zombie?

    The series is written by national bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan, and the artwork is by legendary book illustrator Brandon Dorman.