Mass Market Paperbound
128 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1 in
October 15, 1997
Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812558812
ISBN - 13: 9780812558814
Read from the Book
The Substitute Jane scurried through the classroom doorway and slipped into her seat just before the late bell rang. She felt her face flush as she listened to the voices of the other students and wondered how much of the chatter and laughter was aimed at her. She sank deeper into her chair and glanced toward the front of the room to see if Mr. Muller had noticed her arrival.But Mr. Muller wasn't there."I'm Mr. Pringe," the man standing by the blackboard said. He paused to run a hand through his uncombed hair. "Mr. Muller couldn't be here today. I'm your substitute. I'm sure we'll all have a marvelous time."An instant wave of excitement flowed through the class. Jane could sense the kids around her trying to figure out what they could get away with. She knew that some substitutes were like iron rods with legs, not letting the kids have any slack. Others were as easy to manipulate as wet clay. It was almost as if they wore signs saying: "Play tricks on me." That was fine with Jane. If the kids were busy torturing a substitute, they might leave her alone.But this substitute didn't take attendance, or do anything else that gave the class an easy chance to play a trick on him. He got right to work."I know how much you kids like science," Mr. Pringe said, "so I've set up a little demonstration."He reached behind the desk and hauled up a mess of wires connected to an assortment of shiny metal parts. "Now, I need a volunteer."There was dead silence. Then, behind her, Tommy Lindstr
From the Publisher
A boy discovers his neighborhood has turned into a Land of the Lawn Weenies. Sound peculiar? How about zombies behind the counter of your local hamburger stand? A roadside motel where the guests are on the menu? A party where everyone who turns up is...dead? One thing is certain: you're not in Kansas, anymore!
Welcome to the PsychoZone. It's that midnight-of-the-mind place where the road to reality makes a sharp turn down a winding detour to the twisted world of the imagination.
Just remember: There are no U-turns in the PsychoZone.
About the Author
David Lubar is the acclaimed author of several novels for young people, including Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Books for Young Adults and an ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults selection, and In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Other Misadventures, a collection of short stories. He lives with his wife and daughter in Pennsylvania.
From Our Editors
Offbeat and twisted. Funny and terrifying. Each of the stories in this dazzling collection is a breathtaking joyride into that mysterious, dark region of the mind where reality and fancy collide: the PsychoZone. Original
"A great new talent. He blows my mind in a fun way." --Christopher Pike
"David Lubar is weird. I like that in a writer." --Bruce Coville