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Kids all over the country are acting strangely after reading the latest books in the mega-popular Chillers series. First, it's the seemingly innocent Jelly Worm fad. But it quickly turns sinister, with exploding headaches sweeping the nation, and then a serpent surprise that lands several kids, including Franny's little sister, in the hospital.
Franny is convinced that I. M. Fine, author of the Chillers books, is behind it. With the help of her friend Beamer, she is determined to track down the mysterious author and find out once and for all if the books really are causing all the trouble. After all, a book can't be that dangerous, can it?
Ms. Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“A light-heartedly charming mystery for kids. Unpretentiously fun.”
“…kids who have spent time with Goosebumps will enjoy this sly takeoff of a phenomenon run amok.”
“Superior entertainment, this work should engage both ambitious readers and diehard fans of the genre it satirizes. ”
“…this gently satiric mystery will give goosebumps to readers who appreciate genre fiction and thoughtful comedy.”
-Books Bulletin of the Center for Children's