Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Calhoun, Dia.
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003.
ISBN 0374383898
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Everyone has heard the monster howling in the night.  But no one has ever seen him.  It is said the his mother died giving birth to him and now must be locked up and never see the light of day.  That's all well and good, but what if the monster's father wants an heir?  Rose Chandler is a 15-year-old servant and has been told often enough that she is too ugly ever to attract a husband.  She is the perfect candidate to become the monster's bride.  And so it is decided.  She will be married to him and bear an heir.  What will Rose find when she ascends the stairs at midnight?
SUBJECTS:     Toleration -- Fiction.
                        People with disabilities -- Fiction.
                        Social classes -- Fiction.
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