FRANKENSTEIN'S HAMSTER by Barbara Griffiths

FRANKENSTEIN'S HAMSTER

Ten Spine-Tingling Tales
Age Range: 10 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Griffiths debuts with a group of scary stories that are guaranteed to shock and delight young readers with their deft plot spins and bold swashes of gore in a deceptively ``normal'' world. In the title story, a nerdy schoolmate mixes robotics and taxidermy to contrive a permanent best friend; in ``Decorating the Bridge,'' a student dies in a train accident and is reincarnated as his bumbling, alcoholic teacher; in ``The Slipscream,'' a boy thinks he has done away with a potential stepfather--only to be haunted forever by his apparition. Tersely worded and swiftly paced, the ghoulish fun features comically eerie b&w illustrations, matching the tales' coolly ironic tone. Just right for Gorog fans. (Fiction/Short stories. 10+)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8037-0952-8
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1992