TEACHER'S PEST by Charles Gilman


From the "Tales From Lovecraft Middle School" series, volume 3
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Age Range: 9 - 12
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Insectile legions led by demons from dimensions beyond threaten poor beleaguered Lovecraft Middle School.

When last readers left seventh-grader Robert Arthur, he had just saved the students of LMS (and by extension, the world) for a second time from the encroachments of Cthulhuian otherness and the insanity of crazed physicist Crawford Tillinghast. Unfortunately, Robert had also helped one of Tillinghast’s minions get elected student body president. Now that president, Howard Mergler, seems to have a secret plan to further his master’s scheme to take over first the school and then our whole dimension. Only Robert, his two-headed rat, his erstwhile bully Glenn and ghost girl Karina stand in the way. Glenn’s acting weird (even for him), and Robert fears his mind may not be his own. Is the world doomed? Gilman’s third Lovecraft Middle School title continues the unearthly adventures of Robert and his friends as they defend the school from extradimensional attack. The motion-activated cover of Howard morphing into a giant fly will attract attention, and the often funny (and not-too-scary), easy-on-the-brain text will keep readers reading. It is more advisable with this volume than the first sequel, The Slither Sisters (2012), that readers start with the first, but it’s still not vital.

Good, gross and ghoulish. Thankfully Substitute Creature’s only a summer away. (Humorous horror. 9-12)

Pub Date: May 7th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-59474-614-7
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2013


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