Illustrated by :Lissy Marlin
Imprint:Random House Books for Young Readers
Audience:Children: Age (years) 7 - 10, Grade (US) 2 - 5
Dimensions:7.69in x 5.25 x 0.28 in | 0.18 lb
Page Count:112 pages
Illustrations:BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
Kids love spooky stories! Series like Notebook of Doom, Eerie Elementary, and Haunted Library are hits.
Halloween timing! Fall is the perfect time to launch a supernatural series.
Diverse characters! Asim is half Guyanese, half Scottish, and most other characters are also multi-racial. Features a nonbinary teacher, Mx. Hudson.
Diverse creators! Author is Guyanese Canadian and illustrator is Dominican.
Highly illustrated with black-and-white art throughout.
Science vs. supernatural means classroom friendly—Asim and Rokshar use the scientific method to investigate the origin of each suspicious occurence.
Each book includes an author’s note about the creature from Guyanese folklore featured in the story.
“An excellent series starter and contribution to the supernatural mystery genre, perfect for older chapter book readers easing into early middle grade. Highly recommended.”--School Library Journal, starred review
“A spooky adventure rooted in Guyanese folklore…with just the right amount of chills.”—Kirkus Reviews