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A collection of five eerie, gently frightening stories for young readers includes the tale of little Jessie and her most unusual doll, Frankenflopper.
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Judith Gorog is well known for her oddly unsettling collections of stories, including the popular Harper Trophy book In a Messy, Messy Room. Ms. Gorog lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.
Kimberly Bulken Root's drawings accompanied Judith Gorog's previous collection , In a Messy, Messy Room. She lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, the illustrator Barry Root, and their young daughter.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6. Five fun-to-read stories that focus on a "creepy place": that rickety old porch, a grandparent's attic, the woods near home. Gorog utilizes readers' imaginations and memories of such places to provide the requisite chills and giggles. In one tale, Jessie creates a big, ugly doll that possesses the necessary trappings of a Frankenstein monster. When Frankenflopper comes to life, things start to get interesting. The doll survives, but not without a close call with a pair of scissors. In the eeriest selection, Gar wants a pet tarantula. His mother becomes convinced that a dangerous, 10-inch spider in the local pet store is actually a guardian angel and considers buying it for her son. Who does the convincing? THE SPIDER! At points readers can feel the spider's evil presence. Root's moody line drawings add just enough visual imagery. A welcome addition that offers children a scary alternative to the standard "horror" fare being dished up in series books.?Jean-Marie Kliphuis, Nesconset Elementary School, NY
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Condition: New. Kimberly Bulcken Root (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0060251328