Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;BEWARE THE HARE!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Is he or isn't he a vampire?andlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs!
"Move over, Dracula! This mystery-comedy is sure to delight."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt;
"The most lovable vampire of all time."andlt;BRandgt; -- J. Gordon Melton, author of andlt;iandgt;The Vampire Bookandlt;/iandgt;
"Bunnicula is the kind of story that does not age, and in all probability, will never die. Or stay dead, anyway..."andlt;BRandgt; -- Neil Gaiman
About the Author
James HoweJAMES HOWE began his writing career with Bunnicula
, which was published in 1979. This book and the next, Teddy Bear's Scrapbook
, were coauthored with his late wife, Deborah. Bunnicula
went on to receive numerous awards as a favorite among children in the United States and Canada. It was also made into a popular television special. In 1982 and 1983, two sequels to Bunnicula, Howliday Inn
and The Celery Stalks at Midnight
, appeared. Howe is also the author of The Hospital Book, A Night Without Stars, Morgan's Zoo, What Eric Knew
, and Stage Fright
is the author of more than seventy books for young readers, including the popular and award-winning series about Bunnicula and his friends. Among his other books are the Pinky and Rex series, The Misfits
, Totally Joe
, and the Sebastian Barth mysteries. James did not enjoy camping when he was a boy, but he did always wish he had a pet skunk. He still does wish this at times, but for the most part he's happy with the dog and two cats who share his home in New York State.
James Howe says:
"Back in the Olden Days, before there were such things as cable television or DVDs, I loved staying up late at night to watch old horror movies on TV. My favorites were the ones about hollow-eyed vampires and torch-bearing peasants, or those with mad scientists whose accents fell somewhere between Upper Mongolia and the Bronx. Nighty-Nightmare came out of the affection I still feel for those movies and the laughs -- along with the chills -- they gave me. Chester's story of how Bunnicula traveled from Transylvania to America is a spoof of just about every old horror movie I ever saw!"