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In The Land Of The Lawn Weenies And Other Warped And Creepy Tales (Large Print)
In The Land Of The Lawn Weenies And Other Warped And Creepy Tales - Large Print Author:David Lubar "Kids can be such monsters. Literally." The first line in the back of the book, and already you think you're going to put it down. after all, who doesn't know that kids can be brats. But looking back at the book, you wonder. Why use such a generic opening? It's from Starscape. You know, Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game", "Ender's Shadow", "The G... more »arden Behind The Moon" by what's his face and Neal Shusterman's "The Dark Side Of Nowhere." So maybe it's worth a look. Reading the table of contents, the chapter list, my eyes fall on something familiar. Light as a feather, stiff as a board. Something familiar from when I was younger, a game I never had the courage to play. and I do the taboo thing: Turn to that page and read it. I don't start at the beginning of the book.
Every one of the other stories in this book is a different thrill. A new take on Fairies, A new way to look at those seed that fall from maple trees... Maybe you shouldn't steal that enticing cell phone you found chucked in someone's garbage. It could be dangerous, you know.
David Lubar is even kind enough to explain his inspirations for each short story, and it is a glance into the shivery that makes me wonder if my own idle thoughts could become the basis for a story.
The generic sounding back of the book may make people glance away and put it back on the shelf, but those who pick the book up and read it...
Well, now that you know, don't get caught alone with a Crizzle, and leave the tree with a door in it well enough alone.« less