""Coraline" meets "Monsters, Inc." in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor Jason] Segel and co-author Kirsten] Miller." "Publishers Weekly""
"The hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel "Nightmares " is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.
Charlie Laird has several problems.
1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion the creepiest place in Cypress Creek.
3. He can t remember the last time sleeping wasn t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.
What Charlie doesn t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world . . . well, that s something only Charlie can face. And he s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird.
Praise for the "Nightmares " Series:
"Nightmares " (Bk 1) is a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee
"Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and...readers will want to accompany him again." "The New York Times Book Review"
"A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night." "US Weekly"
"Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read." "Booklist"
"Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative." "Kirkus Reviews"
"An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount of] humor." "VOYA"
"There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor." "School Library Journal"
"Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'" "ILA Literacy Daily""
- ISBN-13: 9780385744263
- ISBN-10: 0385744269
- Publisher: Yearling Books
- Publish Date: July 2015
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
- Page Count: 400
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12