sign of the approach of Halloween is when books with scary covers
begin to take over the shelves. And we aren't just talking about the
typical paranormal romance types!
Graves' first novel-length
release, The Orphan of
Awkward Falls, is one
of these creepy titles. What could make a better story? This book is
a delightful combination of humor, friendship, scary chills, a killer
on the loose and a small town known for its...sauerkraut.
be a tad macabre, but you will be letting out giggles from page one,
while simultaneously being spooked! The story follows unlikely
friends Josephine, a curious girl who recently arrived in town, and
Thaddeus, a young genius with a mansion full of kooky types. When a
killer cannibal becomes a threat, the two kids come together to save
Awkward Falls and their lives!
super cool book is packed with black and white illustrations peppered
throughout the text. Author and illustrator Keith Graves is best
known for his kids books like Frank
was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
and Chicken Big.
Well, we can say two things for certain: The man has a way with
titles and you can pick up a copy of The
Orphan of Awkward Falls
now. It's the perfect (new) Halloween read.
the book here!
your fave scary story? Blog about it, babes.
BY MARY HOJNOSKI ON 10/19/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, Book Club, book reviews, halloween, books