The Curse of the Campfire Weenies
And Other Warped and Creepy TalesWeenies Stories
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On Sale: 08/26/2008
ISBN: 9781429959698208 Pages, Ages 9-12
Award-winning storyteller David Lubar's third collection of warped and creepy tales, in which the young protagonists encounter monsters of every kind, from a thirsty vampire and wandering ghost to a dreaded math teacher and overly enthusiastic Girl Scout leader.
A boy discovers the answer to one of the great urban mysteries: why are pigeons always pooping in parks? A second-grade class learns why they should always be nice to their math teacher….An ancient predator uses the internet to search out its prey… A young girl and her little brother escape a campfire weenie only to encounter something even more terrifying: a troop of Girl Scouts singing campfire songs.
For this, his third collection of warped and creepy "weenie" tales, critically-acclaimed author and master of the macabre David Lubar traveled deep into the shadowy corners of his mind, looking for new ways to amuse and terrify his readers. And in the tradition of In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Invasion of the Road Weenies, he reveals the inspiration behind each of the thirty-five stories at the end of the book.
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Kansas State Reading Circle, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
Curse of the Campfire Weenies
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Praise for The Curse of the Campfire Weenies
“Lubar strikes again. Another winning round-up.” —Booklist
“This spring's most coveted title.” —The Arizona Republic
“Pleasingly short, well-crafted pieces…mixes the comic and the creepy, the merely weird with the truly haunting. ” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Whether read alone under the covers with a flashlight, or shared in a darkened classroom on a rainy day, these tales will elicit their fair share of chills, thrills, and nervous laughter, and keep readers looking over their shoulders in broad daylight.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books-