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Frankenstein's Hamster Hardcover – August 3, 1992

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dial; 1st edition (August 3, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803709528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803709522
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,198,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Children who enjoy painting graffiti on train bridges, joyriding in unauthorized vehicles, spreading gossip or being obnoxious at parties had best beware. A variety of hideous accidents, ghoulish punishments and hair-raising scenes lie in store in this debut book. Griffiths uses good old-fashioned bogeymen and the sometimes gory consequences of misbehavior in her moralistic tales--stories of the sort that are whispered around campfires after the grownups have gone to bed. Scary and appropriately horrific more by inference than explicit description, these tales are sure to provide thrill seekers with many a pleasurable shudder. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 6-9-- Ten short stories, set mostly in England, featuring ghosts; murders, both cold-blooded and accidental; frightening visions of the future; and a fatal curse from the past. Several of the tales are cleverly plotted in a Hitchcockian sort of way. Although they aren't particularly gruesome, almost all convey an underlying cruelty or unrelenting darkness. The heavily crosshatched, stylized black-ink drawings contribute to the gloom. Whereas such collections as Vivien Alcock's The Monster Garden (Delacorte, 1988) produce a pleasurable tingle to the spine, these stories will leave readers with a shudder that may take days to shake. Fare for future fans of Stephen King. --Tatiana Castleton, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, CA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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