Susan Cooper's latest novel is a welcome addition to an already impressive collection of hugely enjoyable stories. This tale of Emily, Jessup, Tommy, and the mischievous Boggart, already introduced to readers in The Boggart, is sure to engross any reader who has ever wondered about the existence of spirits and elements which we simply cannot understand. Her spin on the story of the Loch Ness Monster is fresh and imaginative; this is not just some prehistoric creature trapped in a modern age, but a tierd and disheartened Ancient who needs a little bit of human magic--the sort of magic we all carry inside us--to return him to his rightful place as the Boggart of Urquhart. Cooper cleverly intertwines Gaelic mythology with high-tech wizardry to create a satisfying mixture which is fun from start to finish. She has always produced books which are a pleasure to read either as a child or as an adult, and The Boogart and the Monster is no exception.