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Peter And The Helpers (Story #14) (Peter And The Monsters) [Kindle Edition]

Darren Pillsbury
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It started with Peter and Dill discovering a magical room in Grandfather’s house.

A place that seems to go on forever. A room where time stops.

But something from the room has now escaped into our world…

…and it doesn’t want to go back.

Story #14 in the PETER AND THE MONSTERS saga! 30,000 words.

Sequel to the following books:

Excerpt from Peter And The Helpers:

Peter peered out into the darkness.

The room had to be at least 300 feet long. At least.

He wasn’t exactly sure how long the entire house was, but he knew that 300 feet was the length of a football field.

The house was NOT as long as a football field.

That meant the room was longer than the house.

Which was impossible.

It was not only impossible, it was very, very wrong, in an unsettling, spooky sort of way.

“Dill,” Peter whispered, “I think we better – ”

That was when they heard the first sounds.


Peter held his breath.

The noises sounded like scratching, like a mouse creeping in the darkness.

Then the noises stopped.

They seemed to be coming from far up ahead.

“Hey, did you hear that?” Dill asked quietly.

Peter nodded – and then realized that Dill couldn’t see him in the pitch black shadows.

“Yes,” he whispered.

It wouldn’t be that weird for a mouse to be in here with them. After all, it was a giant room, and it was dark. It would be strange for there not to be a mouse.

Then the sounds came again.

But this time there were more of them.

And they were closer.


Then they stopped.

Peter shivered. One mouse was okay.

But this sounded like three or four.

And it might not be mice.

It could be rats.

Big rats.

Plump and hairy, with long, ugly, naked pink tails trailing along behind them.

And sharp teeth.

Peter could imagine something fat and loathsome crawling over his foot, then sinking sharp little fangs into his ankle.

Suddenly, there were way more sounds.


It sounded like a stampede of rats scrabbling towards them in the darkness.


“DILL, RUN!” Peter screamed as he turned heel and raced for the light in the distance.

He could hear his footsteps cracking across the wooden floor, and he knew Dill was running, too, because the sound of footsteps was doubled. But they were not enough to drown out the chittering, clattering, scraping sounds of the tiny claws behind them.


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  • File Size: 175 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075Q71R2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,475 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sucked in AGAIN. February 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I started the Peter series about six months ago, and finished all the available works in just over a week, as I was unable to stop reading them. Thankfully I ran out of material and was able to get back to normal life. NOW, Darren Pillsbury has released another story, and I have to put my life on hold until I finish reading it. There's something about these stories that draw the reader in. The protagonist is extremely empathetic and the reader begins to feel sorry for all the travails poor Peter is put through. Add in the spooky Grandfather (who's definitely hiding something), the roustabout next door (Dill- the bottomless bellied smart aleck)and Peter's ridiculous little sister, and the books become even more entertaining. I did notice that the farther along I got in the series, the darker the writing becomes. I don't know if it's by design or not, but I wouldn't purchase these books for anyone under the age of 10, and as we get closer to understanding Grandfather's secret, maybe not anyone under the age of 12-13.

I firmly believe you should start at the beginning to get the full enjoyment of the series, so purchase PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (link inserted)before you start with this story.PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong September 29, 2013
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Picking up where 'Peter and the Morgue' left off, Peter is stuck at home recovering from frostbite. Since he can't leave the house, and without a TV to entertain them, the boys decide to explore the mansion. On the 2nd floor they find a mysterious room that seems to bend space and time.

Something from the room follows them home, although the boys don't realize it at first. Peter doesn't notice anything strange until the next morning, when he wakes up to find all his homework done, the house cleaned, and a massive breakfast laid out on the table. A few days of this and grandfather confirms they have been invaded by fairies - specifically brownies.

Brownies aren't dangerous, unless you don't follow the rules, which grandfather forgets to tell Dill and Peter. Now the fairies are on the attack and its up to Peter and Dill to save grandfather.

I really enjoyed this one. Dill hams it up as always, and I loved the brownies. Grandfather plays a bigger role in this story than normal, giving Peter and Dill a history of the room as he knows it as well as the story of his first and only venture into fairyland.

This story has plenty of action, despite take place mostly in Peter's house. My only complaint is that so far we haven't seen much of Gwen in the stories lately, although she does at least play a small part in this story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series. April 10, 2013
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The whole series is great and enjoyable reading. Love the characters especially Dill and Peter. Author has captured the heart and soul of ten year olds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun March 12, 2013
By Peaches
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This story was pretty cool. The idea of this story is cute, funny and yes helpful. Peter is such a typical young boy and Dill is such a ding dong this story made me laugh.
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