Peter and the Vampires: Peter and the Monsters, Volume One [NOOK Book]

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For fans of J.K. Rowling (the HARRY POTTER series), Orson Scott Card (ENDER’S GAME), R.L. Stine (the GOOSEBUMPS series), Darren Shan (CIRQUE DU FREAK), and Stephen King (IT) comes a new series of supernatural thrillers!

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Peter and the Vampires: Peter and the Monsters, Volume One

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Overview

For fans of J.K. Rowling (the HARRY POTTER series), Orson Scott Card (ENDER’S GAME), R.L. Stine (the GOOSEBUMPS series), Darren Shan (CIRQUE DU FREAK), and Stephen King (IT) comes a new series of supernatural thrillers!

When ten-year-old Peter moves into his grandfather’s creepy old mansion in a small town, bad, baaaaad things start to happen.

A family of charred boogeymen who haunt the garden decide they don't like trespassers...

A classmate with a crush comes back from the grave, and decides to make Peter her Undead Prince Charming...

A creature from Fairieland changes place with Peter's two-year-old sister, leading to a VERY strange babysitting job...

A prehistoric predator snatches children from the town lake, forcing Peter to literally dive into the belly of the beast...

With his troublemaking neighbor Dill, his grumpy grandfather, and only his courage and wit to guide him, Peter has to survive all these things, plus the Greatest Horror Of All:

Fourth grade.

PETER AND THE VAMPIRES is for teens and adults who, when they were kids, were looking for stories that kicked butt. The protagonist might be young, but the stories are dark, funny, and pulse-pounding.

VAMPIRES is the first in an ongoing series that includes PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES and PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN. This book is 120,000 words (370+ pages) and contains some mild language, violence, and scary situations.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012438874
  • Publisher: Darren Pillsbury
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: Peter and the Monsters Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Darren Pillsbury has been writing for...well, ever. Originally from North Carolina and Georgia, he spent years in Los Angeles working in the film industry before moving back to Atlanta.

Learn more about the books and the author at his official website and blog, www.DarrenPillsbury.com.
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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    avidreader

    this book was amazing!i'm 43 years old and i know the main characters are 9 years old,but i read this book in one day imaging my husband and his brother doing the things in this book.can't wait for the next book.if you like Harry Potter,give this a try.I also enjoyed that the author used real words instead of made up words that leave you scratching your head on how to pronounce them.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Great series

    This is a four volume series. Every story has great puns in it, and is a new great twist to old monsters we are familiar with and new ones. I love this series and it has been renamed the peter and the monsters series and it has different volumes through out it. So far, I have read the first 13 stories and they are always getting better. I love how it goes straight to the point and tells so much in so little.
    This series is great for people with ADD/ADHD as well. It is written in a similar format to that of James Patterson. It is like the original goosebumps series in context, but has more humor and is better all around. The set still might frighten little kids, but they generally have a great ending. They are more for middle school to any adult that loves to be taken back to original monster series with new great twists. I would highly recommend this set for anyone, but be ready to be able to not be able to put it down. I finished the entire first volume in one setting, and then I followed with the second and third in a similar pattern. It is a quick and easy read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

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    A great read for all ages

    The cover looks sort of ominous, doesn't it? I loved reading this book. It's got everything you could want, lovely, lovely characters, humor, great writing, some dead things that go bump in the night(or try to find their Undead Prince Charming.) - a lot of fun. Taking place in a picturesque environment, the plot is something of an intriguing web that will just weave itself around you, subtle but strong, and you'll find yourself irrevocably immersed. Peter's family life is not fun at all; the struggles his mother goes through are very touching, and I couldn't help but wonder what would come of their little family. When they move in with Peter's grandfather, in a big scary house, the real adventure begins. Peter makes a new friend very quick, Dill the awesome, and together they start exploring a mysterious new world with that sense and wonder of adventure that most of us shed as we grow older. All kinds of oddities go on in their little town. What I loved most, and a lot, were the characters. I loved pretty much each and every one of them, in fact. Darren Pillsbury is greatly talented in building fabulous characters. Peter Normal, our brave little hero, is absolutely adorable; he's had it tough, but he has great spirit. His new friend, Dill, is equally as adorable, or perhaps even more, he's that kind of very fun kid that says strange things, thinks fast and makes everything into a great adventure. They form a great dynamic duo, adventuring and discovering the world. The fresh curiosity, the vibrant spirit, the unmistakable cuteness kids have are all there. The attention-seeking, absurd little quirky girl is there as well, Peter's sister Beth is quite amusing. I could just picture her, walking around in her armor-swimming suit. The one I liked most of all as a character though was Peter's grandfather. He's the grumpy, sort of stern, proper sort of man, that acts tough enough but is quite a dear deep down, and I find his interaction with everyone, especially the kids very entertaining. It's been a long, long while since I've had this much fun reading a novel; I felt like a kid, and I loved every minute of it. You could call it sort of dark-ish, maybe, but to me it doesn't seem too much so. It's not really scary, but it will be a lovely little scary story for kids above 13 or so. I do recommend this to anyone who wants to feel very young again, and this is a great read for all ages alike. Go ahead, read it, I'm absolutely sure you'll love it just as much as I did!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    LOVED THEM ALL!!!!

    ive read all 16 of these that are out so far (in a week mind you) and LOVED them. such a change from all the "vampire and fallen angel romance books". i laughed through each and every one of these books but at the same time they kept me on the edge of my seat. i couldnt put them down! love love love them and will defintaly be buying the next one coming out next week! i very highly recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Sounds cool

    I think it will be good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Great

    The stories are great up until the last one, it make you feel like your watching a piece of grass waiting for something to happen

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Think Tom Sawyer and supernaturals. Enjoyed it!

    I enjoyed every minute of this book though I am a grandma and others might think too old for a book about two boys who get into lots of trouble with vamps, dead people, and swamp creatures! I loved the relationship between Dill and Pete and Pete's Grandfather (who was gruff and cranky but always came through to save the boys from themselves just when they needed him most. The friendship the two boys developed was hilarious at times, but strong enough to get them into and out of one frightening situation after another. I liked that Peter put himself in harms way several times to protect his family or keep his promises. Very good book. Looking forward to the next one if there is one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    Great cook to read with older kids.

    My son and I read this every night. He simply loves it! He's never liked reading but, now he looks forward to it. This book has it all suspense, action, and comedy. I love the dialogues. My son and I sometimes have to take breaks in between because we can't stop laughing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Highly entertaining!!

    This book is so funny!!! I loved it so much that I ended up getting the rest in the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Love it

    It is funny and not too scary. Gotta love Peter and Dill. Really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    fun

    yes its a childrens book. however it deals with realish issues,responisibly and such.on the other hand its a adventue book .if you like having that one person to root for or to cringe and squirm for when s/he is dangling over peril i recomend this book.for mothers and fathers your kids see much worse on tv ,listen to much worse on the news and radio .i bet you will be using your childs nook more then them. the book is 900 some pages

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2011

    CLEVER Boy

    I've been reading these stories since when they were posted online as a blog. The main characters are well-done: they don't have any superpowers to help them fight against the seemingly invincible monsters they face. My favorite part is seeing the clever, sometimes wacky ways Peter finally defeats them. Honestly, Peter feels too mature for a ten year-old, but you know, in real life, real ten year-olds can surprise you sometimes, too. He is just within the realm of possibility, and is a more interesting character for it. Wise-cracking Dill is mostly side-kick material, but he does that very well. He is a more flawed character, whose best qualities are loyalty and unintended humor. Buy this book. You won't regret it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Awsome

    It was great I could get this book for free. I just think that its kind of going to much that Peter can go through so much. You know pushing to much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Loved it!

    On to the next one as fast asI can!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Super!!!!

    Loved this book SO freakin bad so much suspense and mystery and tragedy all togethr in one book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    Simsim

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Loved it!!!

    I laughed so hard and found this book exciting to rread. I definetly recommend for others to read ^^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Anonymous

    Good book. It is funny and you want to know what is going to happen next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    The best free book i ever purchased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The best scary monster book ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    These books are the best

    These books are one of the funniest books i've ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    good read

    good read could not put down

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