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The Monster in the Hollows

(The Wingfeather Saga #3)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  5,937 ratings  ·  660 reviews
Book Three of The Wingfeather Saga

Janner Wingfeather's father was the High King of Anniera. But his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen. The royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close behind.

Janner and his family hope to find refuge in the last safe place in the world: the Green Hollows--a land of warriors feared even by Fangs of Da

Paperback, 348 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Rabbit Room Press (first published May 2011)
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Caleb Jore Adding to what Gabi was saying, the first two books were released in hardcover for the first time ever recently and can be bought on most online books…moreAdding to what Gabi was saying, the first two books were released in hardcover for the first time ever recently and can be bought on most online bookstore retailers. The last two, due to publishing switch-ups and a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, were released in hardcover with original cover design a few years ago and you'd best look on eBay or some similar thing if you want to find one. But if you wait until September, books #3 and #4 will be rereleased with brand new hardcovers and illustrations. Hope this helps!(less)

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Carol Bakker
I spend one day a week with my grandkids; I read aloud to them during meals, while they draw, etc. We usually read 2-3 chapters a week with gaps (of time, living, and lambing) between readings. I knew this series was special when they could perfectly describe the circumstances of the chapter we last read the week (or two) before...and when they consistently begged me to keep reading! It kept a 4, 7, 9, and 13 year old mesmerized.

This book fostered conversation and discussion. The boys had theor
Lila Kims
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My heart was not expecting this, let alone prepared for it.

All the stars for The Monster in the Hollows. ALL THE STARS. Words cannot express how amazing this book is.
Sarah Rodgers
May 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I started reading the Wingfeather Saga almost a year ago, and went into it a little hesitantly. If this was going to be a singer/songwriter's dreamy attempt at literature, and nothing more, I wasn't sure I wanted to subject myself to the disappointment. After all, I enjoy Andrew Peterson's music.....

But Andrew Peterson is not merely a singer/songwriter. He is a master storyteller, no matter the medium. And in the Wingfeather Saga, I was pleasantly surprise--blown away--to find a truly precious
Rachel Thomson
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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ryan elizabeth
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Matt Chapman
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first two-thirds were a little slow but the final third was fantastic!
Mariah Mead
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I forgot to add this before...
Wow, wow, wow. I just finished listening to the readalong (still on Youtube or Facebook, but Andrew Peterson also said he's going to be recording audiobooks soon, so there's that to look forward to!) and all I can say is wow. I can't say much about the story itself because doing so would involve massive spoilers for those who haven't read the books, or haven't read this one yet, but I'm completely blown away. This story was so beautiful, and sad, and happy, and touching. I felt all the emotions, ...more
Gillian Bronte Adams
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Finally! A land free of Fangs! Well, almost... After a harrowing journey across the Dark Sea of Darkness, the Wingfeathers arrive at last in the Green Hollows, safe and sound. But there is one slight problem. The Hollowsfolk make it very clear that Kalmar, now possessive of whiskers and a tail, is not welcome.

As the Throne Warden, Janner is pledged to protect his younger brother. In school, at home, on the playing field. Each day presents new challenges as he and his siblings adjust to life in
I really love this book. Even when I'm not as much in the mood for it as I thought I was (which is why it took me so long to read it this time around), I love it. I love that Peterson was able to make a story out of an adventuring family's attempt at reclaiming a normal life. I love the twists and turns of the tale. I love how the characters struggle with their responsibilities in a way that seems realistic and not overdramatic.

I will admit, though, that Sara Cobbler's sideplot is my favorite p
R.M. Archer
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book did two things it's nearly impossible for a book to do:
1) Surprised me with a plot twist
2) Almost made me cry. (Tears were brimming, my throat was tight, but I'm a heartless reader so I didn't actually cry.)
The emotions in this book are fantastic and I'm both ecstatic and terrified to find out what happens next.
Kaitlyn Pindak
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
1st read finished 7/22-8/2/20-
This book. Teared up a few times, for sure. Bawled at least once. Character development is beautiful and heart-wrenching. The story gets better and better.

Read this again along Andrew Peterson’s read-aloud 10/19-11/6/20.
Y’ALL. It’s so good. Do yourself a favor and read these.
Every book I read in this series gets better and better and this one definitely gets my 5 stars. I feel like the author just had to hit his stride. Although Janner still struggles sometimes with feeling frustrated by his younger brother, it seems much more realistic now and you can see his maturity as he fights these feelings and learns from them. I loved how this story went back and forth between what the Wingfeathers were experiencing and what Sara Cobbler and the factory children were endurin ...more
Rick Dobrowolski
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series of books is so good. They keep getting better and better. My daughter never stops asking me to read to her. This time, it was me begging my wife to let my daughter stay up later so that I could read to her “just one more chapter.”
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
O my gosh!!! So good!! Why did I EVER even THINK about stopping this series?! I have seriously no idea because if I had stopped I would have been missing out on one of the most hear felt, warm, raw, captivating, loving, learn from this amazing moment books ever! I mean seriously I, while reading this book, had to deal with almost soaking the book because I was going to cry, having my heart ripped( several times), and having to cover up the paragraphs ahead because I was reading ahead wanting to ...more
Neil R. Coulter
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Volume 3: The two brothers learn to fight; the sister takes care of puppies.

Quite a bit of this book is like a rather mundane version of Harry Potter. Two boys and a girl with a high destiny going to a special, fantasy-novel school; one boy at school bullies them mercilessly; we find out that this boy's father is also basically evil; people sneak around; etc. I was surprised that it's not until nearly the end that we learn anything at all about Gnag, and even then, the information we have is so
Christine Norvell
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot say enough simply because I cannot capture the characters, the fantastical creatures and setting, the balance of love lost and gained, and .. the humor. I shan't give a spoiler, but five stars for me are reserved for fantasy authors like Peterson. ...more
Samuel Kassing
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series is a page-turner! I enjoyed this one. Not my favorite so far. But still really good.
ashley nicole
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a huge fan of fantasy books, so I reluctantly picked this series up. The first two were all right, not my favorite but they had compelling plots and good story lines, even when the writing wasn't super top-notch.
But this book. WHAT DID I WALK INTO??
I found myself laughing at Oskar quoting books and Podo shooting his mouth off, crying at Kalmar and Artham's fate, (view spoiler) and bursting with pride at Janner and Sara's bravery.
This book is a little break f
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. The Wingfeather Saga is full of Truth in a way that very few stories are. When I first began the series I wasn't sure if I wanted to read more. After reading book 2 I realized what a treasure I'd found. Now I find myself lost for words to describe the poignancy and the beauty. I can't wait to finish reading book 4, and I look forward to reading these again and again with my children. ...more
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
These keep getting better.
Ashton Bond
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reads-aloud-2020
This book was incredible. Being the third book in the series, I hoped this one was as good as the first two. It did not disappoint. We laughed a LOT and cried but were fully invested the lives of the Wingfeathers. Can’t wait to read the fourth one with our family!
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, with-my-kids
I've been working through the Wingfeather quartet with my kids for the past six months or so. I didn't find this installment to be quite as strong as the one that came right before, though it will always remain special to me because it's the first book to make one of my kids cry real big salty tears while listening. My daughter has officially graduated to the rank of sniffling bibliophile. Welcome to the club, honey. ...more
Bambi Moore
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Andrew Peterson is a genius. Every time we finish another book in the Wingfeather series I think surely he can’t do it again. But he does! The cries are the same for this one as all the rest once we turn the last page: GET THE NEXT BOOK!!
Taren Young
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story. I had to finish reading that last pages with tears in my eyes and my children getting a good laugh at mom! :)
Lacey Meyer
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-aloud
Read aloud. Yes, I’m bragging. 🤣 Just kidding, but parents who read aloud often know what I mean - sometimes it’s fun and other times you just don’t feel like doing it. BACK TO THE BOOK... It was great! The kids and I have really enjoyed this series. 3 down, 1 to go! They begged me to start the next one as soon as we finished this one.
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It has such good literature. I like the end it makes me get geared up for the next book! Comment if you like MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Natalie Votipka
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Though I make this bold claim with some trepidation, at 3 of 4 installments into the series, The Wingfeather Saga is becoming one of my favorite-ever series of books, up there with Harry Potter, Narnia, and Anne of Green Gables.

Here are some things I really enjoy about the series (including, but not limited to, the third book):

*Great characters and great relationships amongst them, particularly in the Igiby/Wingfeather family

*The individual books are all part of a greater story that ties togethe
Michaela Bush
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Monster in the Hollows starts off pretty much where book #2 ended, and I found the first half to be a little bit difficult to get through -- it's not so much focused on the overarching peril faced by the Wingfeathers and Igibys, but it centers on Kalmar's great change and all of the implications that the family faces.  While it's interesting in its own way, it's a bit of an abrupt halt to the general sense of urgency that the first two books are drenched in.  But that peril is actually centr ...more
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok, ok, so this one was better than the first two. It started off pretty slowly and took a completely different tack to the others, having the somewhat surprising ‘go-to-school-and-get-bullied-every-day’ feel, which I didn’t expect (and isn’t the most encouraging thing for me to be thinking about at the moment).

Having said the book started slowly, it still seemed tense all the time, with multiple uncertainties and lives constantly on the line, so not much changed in that respect. Even some of t
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• I write songs. I also record them to these cool things called CDs and put on concerts around the country. (And beyond! To my great delight, I get to play in Europe every year or so.)

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