It's Halloween night and many spooky things are happening at the Monroe house. The wind is howling. The walls are creaking. Bunnicula's eyes are gleaming red. But worst of all, there is a witch in the kitchen! Harold the dog, Chester the cat, and Howie the dachshund puppy are all scared silly. Are they doomed to be part of a witch's brew? And does Bunnicula have anything to do with the strange goings-on?
James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers. Bunnicula, coauthored by his late wife Deborah and published in 1979, is considered a modern classic of children’s literature. The author has written six highly popular sequels, along with the spinoff series Tales from the House of Bunnicula and Bunnicula and Friends. Among his other books are picture books such as Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores and beginning reader series that include the Pinky and Rex and Houndsley and Catina books. He has also written for older readers. The Misfits, published in 2001, inspired the nationwide antibullying initiative No Name-Calling Week, as well as three sequels, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis. A common theme in James Howe’s books from preschool through teens is the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.
Jeff Mack has written and illustrated a long list of award-winning picture books, chapter books, and early readers, including the Clueless McGee series; the Mr. Monkey series; Good News, Bad News; Hush Little Polar Bear; Duck in the Fridge; Look!; and Dog Gets a Pet. He lives, works, and sometimes monkeys around in western Massachusetts. Visit him at JeffMack.com.
Publisher: Simon Spotlight (August 1, 2005)
Length: 48 pages
Grades: 1 - 3
Ages: 6 - 8
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