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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters
By (author): Charles Gilman
9781594745935 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters Jan 15, 2013
$14.99 CAD
Active 5.29 x 7.26 x 0.81 in | 0.76 lb 160 pages Quirk Books

“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
 
This second novel in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle ended.  Seventh-grader Robert Arthur has discovered that two of his classmates are actually sinister snake-women in disguise. Even worse, his new middle school is full of “gates” to a terrifying alternate dimension – a haunted mansion full of strange spirits and monstrous beasts.  For Robert to protect his teachers and classmates, he’ll need to return to this haunted dimension with his best friends Glenn and Karina.   Can they uncover the secrets of Lovecraft Middle School before it’s too late?
 
The Slither Sisters features more bizarre beasts, more strange mysteries, and more adventure.  It’s perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art “morphing” photo portrait – so you can personally witness the sisters transforming into their slithering alter egos.  You won’t believe your eyes!



Story Locale: fictional town of Dunwich, Massachusetts

Series Overview: Imagine a hipper series of Goosebumps novels with a more literary voice & upmarket design.

The Lovecraft Middle School novels are perfect for 9-12 year olds who enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Lemony Snicket Novels, or the bestselling Cirque Du Freak series.

Each illustrated hardcover volume features a single standalone story (with a cool lenticular portrait on the cover - these will show teachers or students morphing into hideous monsters; these ought to function like trading cards so kids will want to collect them all). When read in order, the series will build toward unraveling a much larger mystery about the origins of Lovecraft Middle School.

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.

Eugene Smith has contributed illustrations to a number of Quirk titles, including Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook.

Marketing: Create a book trailer and work with a kid-friendly website to debut it.

Online promotion at www.lovecraftmiddleschool.com with games and other exclusive content.

Shelf Awareness ad with galley giveaway.

ARC

GoodReads and LibraryThing giveaways

Raise awareness of second book in series when promoting first book at BEA.

Raise awareness of second book in series when promoting first book at San Diego and New York Comic Cons.



Publicity: National author publicity

Pitch review coverage in long lead magazines including: children’s publications (Boys’ Life, Girls’ Life, Discover Girls, Highlights, Time for Kids) and parenting magazines (Scholastic Parent & Child, Disney Family Fun, Parents, etc)

Pursue reviews in major daily newspapers such as The New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, etc and with wire services like AP and McClatchy.

“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 #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

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