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Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies
And Other Warped and Creepy Tales
By (author): David Lubar
9780765377265 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories Sep 13, 2016 Print Run: 40000
$22.99 CAD
Unknown 5.84 x 8.52 x 0.77 in | 290 gr 208 pages Tor/Forge Starscape

Strikeout of the Bleacher Weeniesis the eighth collection of spooky short stories for ages 8 to 12 by the beloved author of the Nathan Abercrombie series, David Lubar. This is the perfect pick for reluctant young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs.

The appearance of a mysterious new girl in school stops her classmates cold. Black Friday shopping gets out of control for a mother and daughter. And stands full of screaming and shouting Bleacher Weenies are about to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Here are thirty hilarious and harrowing stories that will scare you, make you laugh, or get you to see the world in a whole new way. Find out where the author got the idea for each story at the end of the book.

Don't be a weenie. Read these stories.If you dare!

DAVID LUBAR created a sensation with his debut novel,Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the beloved author of many books for teens and young readers including the Nathan Abercrombie series, the Monsterrific Tales,True Talents,Flip,Extremities, the Weenies short story collections, andCharacter, Driven. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

"Plans: - National advertising targeting middle-grade readers & gatekeepers across multiple formats - Review attention - Online publicity campaign - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's major online platforms - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution, conference promotions, book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements"

“The weird, warped weenies weturn for an eighth collection of tiny terror tales…Lubar, king of the quick and twisty tale, sultan of the scary (and sometimes silly) short-short story, presents 30 more diminutive dips into the strange, the bizarre, and the unexpected.... Fans will be shivering and laughing…evilly." —Kirkus Reviews

“With its mix of humor and chills, this collection is a sure bet for fans of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series and reluctant readers.” —Booklist onWipeout of the Wireless

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