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Invasion of the Road Weenies

and Other Warped and Creepy Tales

Weenies Stories

David Lubar

Starscape

Watch out for the road weenies!
A town is overrun by road weenies--a.k.a. joggers--who never smile. A girl thinks she's too old for Halloween...until she finds a special pair of gloves. A boy takes a shortcut to an unexpected place. A mummy takes his revenge, one little piece at a time.... Welcome to the weird and wacky world of award-winning storyteller and master of the macabre, David Lubar. These thirty-five tales ranging from the silly and offbeat to flat-out horrifying are just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. As an added bonus at the end of the book, David answers the question most frequently asked of writers with a behind-the-scenes look at the various ways he got the ideas for the stories in this collection. Don't be a weenie. Read these stories. If you dare!

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Chapter One

"Aren't you going out for trick or treat?" Jennifer's mom asked two weeks before Halloween. "If you want me to make a costume, we'd better start soon."

"I'm getting kind of old for that," Jennifer said. "Maybe I'll skip it this year."

"Are you sure? I thought you loved to go out."

Jennifer nodded. "I'm pretty sure." She'd been thinking about it ever since last year---ever since those older kids had stolen her candy and chased her down the street. As much as she loved Halloween, it just wasn't worth the risk. Monster terror was fun. Real terror wasn't.

"There's
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Praise for Invasion of the Road Weenies

"Fans of the first [collection] will find this compulsively readable"

"Lubar strikes again. Another winning round-up."--Booklist on Invasion of the Road Weenies

"Pleasingly short, well-crafted pieces…mixes the comic and the creepy, the merely weird with the truly haunting."--San Francisco Chronicle on Invasion of the Road Weenies

"Fans of the first [collection] will find this compulsively readable."--Kirkus Reviews on Invasion of the Road Weenies




"Lubar strikes again. Another winning round-up."

"Pleasingly short, well-crafted pieces…mixes the comic and the creepy, the merely weird with the truly haunting."
"Fans of the first [collection] will find this compulsively readable"

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Lubar

  • David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; five short story collections, including In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, and Attack of the Vampire Weenies; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison, and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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Invasion of the Road Weenies

and Other Warped and Creepy Tales

Weenies Stories

David Lubar

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