Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #3

Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #3 : Teacher's Pest

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"Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons - Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun". (Ransom Riggs, author of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"). DON'T BE FOOLED by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise-and he's summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School! Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him - but he'll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat. This third novel in the "Lovecraft Middle School" series begins right where Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters ended-with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 125 x 184 x 19mm | 332g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 1594746141
  • 9781594746147
  • 450,839

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"Good, gross and ghoulish."--Kirkus Review "As always, Gilman punctuates the fast-moving action and grossout set pieces with the delicate matters of young friendships.... The 3-D cover will grab 'em. And you can reassure horror addicts more volumes are slithering our way."--Booklist

"An entertaining mystery that offers up plenty of danger and real suspense."--GeekDad.com

Praise for Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle
"Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons - Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!"--Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

"Gilman's debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian otherness...with none of the purple prose."--Kirkus Reviews

"This first entry in a series is a fun read...The mysteries of Lovecraft offer plenty of excitement, and reluctant readers will likely stick around to see just how this story ends."--School Library Journal

"Fans of Goosebumps and other lightly creepy fare will look forward to spending more time with a series that even manages to find the dark side of recycling."--Publishers Weekly

"Middle school memories won't be the same once you jump into Charles Gilman's Tales From Lovecraft Middle School series."--Florida Times-Union

"Tales from Lovecraft Middle School is perfect for younger paranormal fans and a great way to have a good time that scares you just enough to keep the pages turning."--BookSlut

"Professor Gargoyle has all the hints and trappings of H.P.'s world, with a slight bit of danger, a good dosage of strange and peculiar monsters, and a great setting! We've all had a weird teacher during our years in school, so every young reader can totally identify with the first book in the series ... [And] the lenticular covers are amazing! ... I cannot imagine any kid walking by these books in the store or library and not picking it up for a closer look!"--Wired.com's GeekDad

"[Tales from Lovecraft Middle School] is highly entertaining."--Horror News

"The lenticular covers alone makes the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School books worth buying. But the books are really good, too."--Super Punch

"Ideal for middle schoolers or older, it's an action-packed paranormal treat, with lots of weird, unexplainable happenings."--Lansing State Journal

"These books are hilarious and gross and charming and bizarre and, basically, totally entertaining."--Ben H. Winters, author The Mystery of the Everything and The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, a Bank Street Best Book of 2011 and an Edgar Award nominee

"Author Charles Gilman spins a web that draws in the reader with plot twists that are occasionally jarring and alarming."--Montreal Gazette

"If you liked Quirk's earlier publication, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (and who didn't?), you'll gobble this one up. Or down. Whichever way a gobble goes."--Asbury Park Press blog

"Spooky illustrations and a unique book cover add to the horror of the strange world of Lovecraft Middle School, and no self-respecting kid would want to miss enrolling in this exciting series."--Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books & Hobbies, Oscoda, MI

Praise for Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters
"This fast-paced, humorous tale will appeal to fans of horror along the lines of R. L. Stine."--Brenda Kahn, School Library Journal

"Fast, fun, and adequately disgusting."--Daniel Kraus, Booklist

"[Slither Sisters is] another slightly creepy, often funny read... [that is] worth a look for fans of Spiderwickand the ever-living Goosebumps."--Kirkus Reviews

"If you like Monster High or Harry Potter, you will really like this book."--Sacramento Book Review

"These books are hilarious and gross and charming and bizarre and, basically, totally entertaining."--Ben H. Winters, author The Mystery of the Everything and The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, a Bank Street Best Book of 2011 and an Edgar Award nominee
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About Charles Gilman

CHARLES GILMAN is the author of Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters. He is rumored to live near Philadelphia.
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Rating details

380 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 33% (125)
4 37% (142)
3 25% (95)
2 3% (11)
1 2% (7)

Our customer reviews

Reviewed by Avery, age 9 While Teacher's Pest wasn't as great a read as the second book on the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series, it is still an adventurous and mystical book with crazy action. Nerdy student council president Howard Mergler isn't what he appears to be. On the outside he is your typical nerd boy with bow tie, big wire framed glasses, and church clothes, but on the inside he is a creepy and monstrous bug-monster that can summon bugs at will; everything from ants to head lice. EWE! Who can save Lovecraft Middle School from this creepy monster before it's too late?Read the Full Review at http://www.musingwithcrayolakym.com/3/post/2013/08/teachers-pest.htmlshow more
by Kim Heimbuch
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