When Fred and Anthony are faced with their unfinished history project, they come up with a great idea: pay someone else to do it. There's just one problem: they have no money. Luckily, they have plenty of schemes for making quick dough. So, after a paralyzing case of writer's block forces them to abandon careers as best-selling authors, they ride around town on their skateboards, trying to get "old people" to hire them.
But Fred and Anthony never imagined that in their quest to avoid work, they would stumble into a portal to the Netherworld, where terrifying (or just plain wacky) encounters with ghosts, monsters, and other paranormal creatures eerily echo the plots of their favorite horror movies . . .
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About the Author
ELISE PRIMAVERA has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Auntie Claus, which she also wrote, and Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen, which was honored with the Christopher Award. She lives in New Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Perfect for the Captain Underpants crowd, this humerous book about 10 year old Fred and his friend Anthony has alot of graphics, not too much text and fast pacing.Fred and Anthony, who like nothing better than to watch monster movies and eat Pez and Chex mix, have a school project looming on Monday. So they decide to pay someone to build it, but they are unfortunately out of funds. So off they go to earn some (with as little work as possible). But, the whole neighborhood knows of their scheme so they have to travel ever farther to find someone to hire them. That is how they end up in the haunted house with the door to the Netherworld. Will they ever survive mad scientists, ghosts, monsters, blood and guts? Will they have to do their school project?