144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 in
March 19, 2004
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0395689651
ISBN - 13: 9780395689653
From the Publisher
Seven prehistoric spiders that have been trapped in ice for thousands of years bring excitement to rural Vermont and briefly unite the rival boys' and girls' clubs at a local elementary school.
About the Author
Gregory Maguire is the popular author of many books for children, including the Hamlet Chronicles for Clarion, as well as several adult books, including WICKED (HarperCollins), upon which a Broadway musical was based, and its sequel, CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER (Regan Books). He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
From Our Editors
Seven Siberian snow spiders, frozen during the Ice Age, defrost and escape during a truck accident en route to Harvard for analysis, causing havoc in a small New England town. Maguire's suspenseful, downright hilarious tale, featuring a fierce boys-versus-girls rivalry and appealingly gruesome spidery details, is perfectly complemented by graphic black-and-white linocuts. 8-12
"A fast, delightfully entertaining romp." Kirkus Reviews