Frankenkids by Annie GravesFrankenkids by Annie Graves

Frankenkids

byAnnie GravesIllustratorGlenn McElhinney

Paperback | January 1, 2015

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The Nightmare Club is not for just ANYBODY. Only the spookiest, scariest stories get told at Annie's Halloween sleepovers?and if you can't take it, well, tough!

You've heard of Dr. Frankenstein, right? Freaky guy who cobbled together a MONSTER out of bits of people?spare parts, you might say.

Well, he's got nothing on Uncle Fraser, a lonely mad scientist who decides to build himself a friend. Like most mad scientists' experiments, this one doesn't go according to plan....

Annie Graves is twelve years old and has no intention of growing up. She lives at an undisclosed address in Dublin with her pet toad, Much Misunderstood, and a small black kitten, Hugh Shalby Nameless. Glenn McElhinney is an illustrator from Ireland.
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Title:FrankenkidsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:64 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:7.81 × 5.06 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1467760439

ISBN - 13:9781467760430

Appropriate for ages: 8

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"Each book in this short, snarky, and slightly spooky series begins with a slightly different introduction by Graves in which she describes how the club works (friends gather to tell scary tales). The language and mood make these titles very similar to stories told around a campfire or by friends at a sleepover. Help! is about a boy with a teenage zombie brother locked in the attic, while Mirrored tells of a girl who switches places with her evil reflection. There are stories about a boy who gets turned into ham, a pet guinea pig that may have come back from the dead, and a Dr. Frankenstein-esque mad scientist. With the exception of Mirrored, none of the stories are particularly dark, so those desiring a truly frightening tale should look elsewhere. However, the lightly spooky nature of the selections combined with the brevity of the text and inclusion of illustrations makes this series a good choice for younger readers who aren't yet ready for R.L. Stine's Goosebumps (Scholastic) or Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (HarperCollins). The narrator's interjections are similar to those in Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm (Dutton, 2010)." -School Library Journal