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The Cannibals of Sunset Drive

Carlsruh, Dan K.

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ISBN 10: 0027171108 / ISBN 13: 9780027171105
Published by Simon & Schuster (Juv)
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Title: The Cannibals of Sunset Drive

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Juv)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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While mowing the lawn at the monastery, ten-year-old Mike is relieved to find one kindly old monk in place of the cannibalistic monks of local legend and begins planning a special Christmas gift for his newfound friend.

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Grade 4-6-Mike is convinced that the neighborhood monastery, complete with ancient rock tower and 13 graves, is home to cannibalistic monks, who are cousins to vampires and whose favorite meals are 10-year-old boys. With three months to go until his 11th birthday, he suffers night fears and the dares of friends to climb the narrow wall that encircles the castlelike building until he actually meets its sole occupant-kindly, elderly Father Lawrence, a vegetarian. The unlikely friendship that follows underscores the theme of knowledge dissipating fear. While the story has the contemporary appeal of vampires and is told with some humor, it is a slight offering with little character or plot development. The narrow focus makes it predictable; Mike's one concern is too meager to sustain readers' interest for the duration of the book. And the boy may in fact not learn much from his friendship with the priest. In a humorous twist at the end of the story, 13 nuns move into the monastery, causing Mike great relief that now 10-year-old girls must beware.
Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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