So you think you babysit monsters? (The Abercrombie Family Business)

ABOUT Leslie Susskind

Leslie Susskind
I am a busy working mom who is excited to be living my life-long dream: writing fiction and non-fiction children's books.  I live outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my husband and two daughters.



“Help! The little boy I’m babysitting just turned into a monster!” When you’re 13, life can be tough enough just trying to fit in. But when little Michael Roper turns into a monster before her eyes, Mackenzie Abercrombie realizes that her regular, every-day life is over. From now on, fitting in could be almost impossible! That’s because Mackenzie’s family is made up of a 2,000+ year-old line of Magic Minders. All of the kids she’s babysat for the past year are baby monsters (or Magic Ones, as they like to be called) in disguise. It’s up to her to keep them safe from the local humans and to keep the local humans safe from them. Her neighborhood's Ground Hog’s Day Festival is just around the corner and a cute new boy named Ben has joined her class. Mackenzie has enough to worry about without being responsible for the neighborhood monster population! But in just two weeks, facing social annihilation, the Earth threatening to split apart, and world domination in the works, it becomes perfectly clear that an Undercover Magic Minder is just what the neighborhood monster – and mortal – population needs. Most importantly, how does Ben, the new boy, fit in … and is he keeping a secret from her? Introducing the first book of the new middle grade serial series, The Abercrombie Family Business, by the author of The Zephram Tales.