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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #4: Substitute Creature
By (author): Charles Gilman
9781594746406 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters Sep 24, 2013
$14.99 CAD
Active 5.31 x 7.3 x 0.8 in | 0.78 lb 176 pages Quirk Books
It’s Valentine’s Day and a monstrous blizzard has descended upon Lovecraft Middle School, trapping twelve-year-old Robert Arthur inside the building! He and his companions have no choice but to spend the night—while snacking on cafeteria food, sleeping on the gymnasium floor, facing off against a sinister substitute teacher, and thwarting an army of abominable beasts.

This fourth novel in the Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Teacher’s Pest ended—with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters!

Story Locale: (the fictional town of) Dunwich, Mass.

Series Overview: The series kicked off in Fall 2012 with Professor Gargoyle and has received winning reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, B&N’s Paul Goat Allen, Wired’s Geek Dad blog, Publisher’s Weekly, the Montreal Gazette, and many others. Professor Gargoyle was also an IndieNext pick.

Charles Gilman is an alias of Jason Rekulak, an editor who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children. When he’s not dreaming up new tales of Lovecraft Middle School, he’s biking along the fetid banks of the Schuylkill River, in search of two-headed rats and other horrific beasts. 

From an early age, Eugene Smith dreamed of drawing monsters, mayhem, and madness. Today, he is living the dream in Chicago, where he resides with his wife, Mary, and their daughters Audrey and Vivienne.

Author Residence: Philadelphia

Author Hometown: Metuchen, New Jersey

Eugene Smith has illustrated several titles for Quirk, including the New York Times best seller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. He is also the illustrator of Professor Gargoyle, The Slither Sisters, and Teacher's Pest. He lives in Chicago.

Illustrator Residence: Chicago Illinois

Illustrator Hometown: San Francisco

Publicity: National and regional print campaign

Online media campaign

Educator’s Guide

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Amazon Vine mailing

GoodReads and LibraryThing giveaways

Online promotion at www.lovecraftmiddleschool.com

“The perfect mix of danger, horror, and humor to keep kids interested without scaring them away completely.”—GeekDad.com

Praise for Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle
“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”—Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

“Gilman's debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian otherness...with none of the purple prose.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This first entry in a series is a fun read...The mysteries of Lovecraft offer plenty of excitement, and reluctant readers will likely stick around to see just how this story ends.”—School Library Journal

“Fans of Goosebumps and other lightly creepy fare will look forward to spending more time with a series that even manages to find the dark side of recycling.”—Publishers Weekly

“Middle school memories won't be the same once you jump into Charles Gilman's Tales From Lovecraft Middle School series.”—Florida Times-Union

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School is perfect for younger paranormal fans and a great way to have a good time that scares you just enough to keep the pages turning.”—BookSlut

“Professor Gargoyle has all the hints and trappings of H.P.’s world, with a slight bit of danger, a good dosage of strange and peculiar monsters, and a great setting! We’ve all had a weird teacher during our years in school, so every young reader can totally identify with the first book in the series ... [And] the lenticular covers are amazing! ... I cannot imagine any kid walking by these books in the store or library and not picking it up for a closer look!”—Wired.com’s GeekDad

“[Tales from Lovecraft Middle School] is highly entertaining.”—Horror News

“The lenticular covers alone makes the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School books worth buying. But the books are really good, too.”—Super Punch

“Ideal for middle schoolers or older, it's an action-packed paranormal treat, with lots of weird, unexplainable happenings."—Lansing State Journal

“These books are hilarious and gross and charming and bizarre and, basically, totally entertaining.”—Ben H. Winters, author The Mystery of the Everything and The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, a Bank Street Best Book of 2011 and an Edgar Award nominee

“Author Charles Gilman spins a web that draws in the reader with plot twists that are occasionally jarring and alarming.”—Montreal Gazette

“If you liked Quirk’s earlier publication, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (and who didn’t?), you’ll gobble this one up. Or down. Whichever way a gobble goes.”—Asbury Park Press blog

Spooky illustrations and a unique book cover add to the horror of the strange world of Lovecraft Middle School, and no self-respecting kid would want to miss enrolling in this exciting series.”—Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books & Hobbies, Oscoda, MI

Praise for Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters
“This fast-paced, humorous tale will appeal to fans of horror along the lines of R. L. Stine.”—Brenda Kahn, School Library Journal

“Fast, fun, and adequately disgusting.”—Daniel Kraus, Booklist

“[Slither Sisters is] another slightly creepy, often funny read... [that is] worth a look for fans of Spiderwickand the ever-living Goosebumps.”—Kirkus Reviews

“If you like Monster High or Harry Potter, you will really like this book.”—Sacramento Book Review

“These books are hilarious and gross and charming and bizarre and, basically, totally entertaining.”—Ben H. Winters, author The Mystery of the Everything and The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, a Bank Street Best Book of 2011 and an Edgar Award nominee

Praise for Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3: Teacher’s Pest
“Good, gross and ghoulish.”—Kirkus Review

“As always, Gilman punctuates the fast-moving action and grossout set pieces with the delicate matters of young friendships.... The 3-D cover will grab ’em. And you can reassure horror addicts more volumes are slithering our way.”—Booklist

“An entertaining mystery that offers up plenty of danger and real suspense.”—GeekDad.com

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