The Weird Club: The Search for the Jersey Devil
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The Weird Club: The Search for the Jersey Devil

by Randy Fairbanks
     
 

Kids like weirdness too—and this new series is just for them. Go deep in the heart of New Jersey in search of the legendary Jersey Devil, and follow the adventures of a boy named Mark who has an interest in all things strange and spooky. Mark was inspired to create the Weird Club after an eerie, unexplained ball of light appeared in one of the photos he took…  See more details below

Overview

Kids like weirdness too—and this new series is just for them. Go deep in the heart of New Jersey in search of the legendary Jersey Devil, and follow the adventures of a boy named Mark who has an interest in all things strange and spooky. Mark was inspired to create the Weird Club after an eerie, unexplained ball of light appeared in one of the photos he took during a class trip. He doesn’t know what it is—but he’s determined to get to the bottom of this and other mysteries. The only thing is, he needs at least five members to make his club official at school.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5-7- Mark Aldrich is a New Jersey seventh grader who starts investigating paranormal phenomena after a mysterious ball of light appears in a photo he took at a historical monument. He begins looking into stories of ghosts, aliens, and monsters-plus all of the bizarre things people do-and decides to found a Weird Club at his school. He talks to his grandfather, who lives next to the Pine Barrens, about the Jersey Devil, and they search for signs of the creature. Meanwhile, other kids begin to join the club and share stories of their own; a boy who used to live in San Antonio, for example, tells tall tales from Texas. The Weird Club uses a fictional frame to enclose a collection of actual urban legends and regional folklore, with a lot of full-color photos of things such as a (real) street sign for "Shades of Death Road" in Warren County, NJ. In both intent and execution, the book is similar to Michael Teitelbaum's The Scary States of America (Delacorte, 2007), but Fairbanks focuses mainly on the Weird in his home state.-Walter Minkel, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402742286
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Weird Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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