Curse at Zala Manor (Monster Moon Series)

Curse at Zala Manor (Monster Moon Series)

by BBH McChiller



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933277103
Publisher: Stargazer Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Monster Moon Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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Curse at Zala Manor (Monster Moon Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Green-Purple More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend "Curse at Zala Manor" -- it has everything you could possibly want in a great book. The settings and scenes are described so vividly that you will feel the cobwebs and the dirt crumbling from the ceiling in the secret underground passageways... I loved the never-ending excitement. Every chapter ends with a hook -- I could not put it down. I found myself reading it even while I was walking places or standing in line at the store. I was supposed to read this book to my son at bedtime over a few weeks -- I ended up reading it for my own enjoyment in a day and a half. Trust me, you'll love it. The book is highly original. I *LOVE* the idea of the talking rat! In the book, the main characters become friends with a mysterious rat... The rat had once been a parrot on a pirate ship, but the poor rat became the victim of a mad scientist's mad experiment in which the scientist switched the brains of a parrot and rat... Now, it's a pirate parrot in a rat's body. The result is some great humor and just wonderful scenes that you won't find in any other book. Imagine a cranky rat bemoaning his lost feathers and telling stories about his former life on a pirate ship. Fun, hilarious, original: what more can I say? The rat is just one great character in a wonderful book full of original ideas and episodes that are simultaneously exciting and laugh-out-loud funny. What's especially amazing is that this book is highly educational at the same time that it's a great read. I was surprised and impressed by the casual way the authors dropped in references to Shakespeare and science without ever turning the book into one of those awful storybooks that focus so heavily on teaching kids lessons that they become unbearably dull. This book is educational on the sly: I learned some fascinating facts without ever feeling like the book's thrill-a-minute rollercoaster had slowed down. In short, I give this the highest recommendation possible. Buy it. Read it. You'll love it.
kmms More than 1 year ago
Good strong boy character goes through mystery. Vocabulary is great in this book, doesn't dumb down the writing. I even learned what a "blue moon" actually was. Based on the kids I know who read it, as well as myself, I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago