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.
The 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).
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!