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Notable Children's Books of 1995 (ALA)

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Publisher Comments:

It's the discovery of the century: seven baby Siberian snow spiders frozen in a glacier. But as the spectacular chunk of ice is being trucked for analysis, the tiny tarantulas defrost — and escape. And when their beady spider eyes open for the very first time, they spy the seven members of a girls' club, the Tattletales. Each spider picks a girl and falls instantly in love.

But love begins to sour when one of the spiders is captured by the Tattletales' classmate, Pearl. Six alarmed arachnids set off one by one to rescue their sibling. And as they get bigger, they get meaner ... which means major trouble for Pearl, the Tattletales, and the rival boys' club, the Copycats. Because there's only one thing worse than a love bite from a poisonous snow spider — and that's the bite of love gone bad!

Review:

"A lighthearted fantasy that, while easily read, is as intricately structured as a spider's web....A fast, delightfully entertaining romp." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

What happens when seven deadly Siberian Snow Spiders from before the dawn of time invade a contemporary classroom in rural Vermont? Bedlam, and one of the funniest, creepiest, ickiest middle-grade Halloween books ever written! ‘Demon spiders, lover spiders, greedy spiders, sensitive spiders—they all go on heroic quests that get entangled in classroom rivalries and local soap operas. . . . Everything is part of the comic brew, from the nightly news and Spidergate to Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web and Little Miss Muffet.’—BL.‘A fast, delightfully entertaining romp.’—K.

Notable Children's Books of 1995 (ALA)

About the Author

Gregory Maguire received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University. His work as a consultant in creative writing for children takes him to speaking engagements across the United States and abroad. He is a founder and codirector of Children's Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit educational charity established in 1987. The author of numerous books for children, Mr. Maguire is also a contributor to Am I Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence,a collection of short stories for gay and lesbian teenagers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064405959
ill.:
Zimmer, Dirk
Author:
Zimmer, Dirk
Author:
Maguire, Gregory
Author:
by Gregory Maguire and Dirk Zimmer
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Spiders
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Hamlet Chronicles (Paperback)
Series Volume:
104-32
Publication Date:
19950804
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.60x5.18x.34 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 144 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064405959 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A lighthearted fantasy that, while easily read, is as intricately structured as a spider's web....A fast, delightfully entertaining romp."
"Synopsis" by , What happens when seven deadly Siberian Snow Spiders from before the dawn of time invade a contemporary classroom in rural Vermont? Bedlam, and one of the funniest, creepiest, ickiest middle-grade Halloween books ever written! ‘Demon spiders, lover spiders, greedy spiders, sensitive spiders—they all go on heroic quests that get entangled in classroom rivalries and local soap operas. . . . Everything is part of the comic brew, from the nightly news and Spidergate to Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web and Little Miss Muffet.’—BL.‘A fast, delightfully entertaining romp.’—K.

Notable Children's Books of 1995 (ALA)

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