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Attack of the Paper Bats
     

Attack of the Paper Bats

by Michael Dahl, Martin Blanco (Illustrator)
 

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A weird book left on an empty street flips its pages in the wind. The breeze vanishes, but the pages keep moving. They take on a horrible, and hungry, life of their own. Only the Librarian can prevent a young boy falling prey to the razor attack of the bats. Only the Librarian knows the one thing that could possibly defeat them.

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A weird book left on an empty street flips its pages in the wind. The breeze vanishes, but the pages keep moving. They take on a horrible, and hungry, life of their own. Only the Librarian can prevent a young boy falling prey to the razor attack of the bats. Only the Librarian knows the one thing that could possibly defeat them.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
A mysterious wind blows the pages of a weird book left on an empty street. It turns the pages into sharp, bat-like objects that fly on their own. The pages are dark and hungry. Only the Librarian can prevent a young boy from falling prey to the razor attack of the bats. Only the Librarian knows the one thing that could possibly defeat them. It is a book that was long ago stolen from the Library of Doom. The Library is the world's largest collection of strange and dangerous books. The Librarian's duty is to keep the books from falling into the hands of those who would use them for evil purposes. There's also a sense of irony or a sense of humor with having the librarian as the hero. Both the skimpy text and the eerie drawings create a dark and ominous book. There are key words through out that are highlighted for effect and seemingly used in descriptive and haunting ways. The illustrations are fantastic for this book. There is "A Page From the Library of Doom" that is really a short historical record of paper. There are "About the Author" and an "About the Illustrator" sections plus a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and Internet sites. It is a good book to be picked up and read as a short graphic novel. It is even better for teaching "writing prompts" generating questions and best of all it may trigger requests for other mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598894202
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Series:
Library of Doom Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
904,242
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

Martin Blanco was born in Argentina and studied drawing and painting at the Fine Arts University of Buenos Aires. He is currently a freelance illustrator and lives in Barcelona, Spain where he is working on films and comic books. Blanco loves to read, especially thrillers and horror. He also enjoys soccer, the Barcelona football team, and playing the drums with his friends.

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