Lovecraft Middle School

Looking for a way to introduce your kids to Lovecraft?  Here’s one: The brand new Lovecraft Middle School series.

The highest praise I can give to the Lovecraft Middle School books is that my 10-year-old son loves them.  I was sent a copy of #1 (Professor Gargoyle), and I read it to him before bed several nights in a row.  It didn’t take long to finish the book, because he kept begging for “one more chapter” every night… and now we are reading #2, The Slither Sisters.

Lovecraft Middle School -- Professor GargoyleThe LMS folks sent me an extra copy of Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle to give away, so if you’re interested, reply in the comments below and I’ll choose someone randomly to receive it.  If you don’t win it, though, I highly recommend buying it, along with #2: The Slither Sisters, which was just released today.

Both books are available for Kindle and in print.  I’m a big fan of Kindle, but in this case you may want to go the hard copy route, because the morphing book cover image is sure to appeal to your child (as will the excellent interior illustrations).

Buy: Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle

Buy: Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters

Check out their website, too — it’s pretty cute.

Plot synopsis of both books follow the video.

Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle: Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a maze of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar. In fact, he just might be a monster in disguise. Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!

Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters: Looks can be deceiving! Sarah and Sylvia Price may resemble ordinary middle school students, but they’re actually hideous monsters in disguise. Even worse, they’re campaigning for student council, with a secret plan for abducting the entire seventh grade! The only ones brave enough to stop them are twelve-year-old Robert Arthur and his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and a very hungry two-headed rat.

The Slither Sisters picks up right where Professor Gargoyle ended—with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters! This time around, Robert and the gang confront a winged harpy, an insanely long serpent, and (most frightening of all) their first school dance. Middle school has never been so terrifying!

15 responses to “Lovecraft Middle School

  1. Oh, yes, I LOVED “Professor Gargoyle” and want “The Slither Sisters” very badly! Ooh, just remembered I have a GIFT CERTIFICATE!! That book is MINE… MUAHAHAHAHA!!

  2. My 11-year-old son and I would adore these. We have both poured over many a forgotten tome of Lovecraft’s or Derleth’s in that mystic mythos of far-flung New England. I cannot wait to try this series out!

  3. There’s been a lot of lightly dark fantasy aimed at kids, ever since Percy Jackson, or Harry Potter, or Goosebumps, or… okay I can’t recall a dark book series earlier than Goosebumps with kids as the main characters. But the point is, I wouldn’t want this Lovecraft Middleschool series to be missed due to a market already bloated with scary kid books. Hopefully it has some reat standout qualities to push it into the forefront.

  4. It’s never too early to teach children that terrible forces beyond their ken really do exist and will eat their faces without even noticing.

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