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Sinister Spiders of Saginaw (Michigan Chillers) Paperback – May, 2001

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Product Details

  • Series: Michigan Chillers (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Audio Craft Pr Inc (May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893699153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893699151
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dwight Blubaugh on May 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
When Johnathan Rand held his debut party for this book at a Saginaw Barnes and Noble, arriving by limousine, 1,200 young fans showed up! Rand reportedly outsells J.K. Rowling in Michigan, and the kids just can't get enough of his books, especially the Michigan Chillers and the American Chillers (one planned for each of the 50 states, with over half of these already on the shelves).

Sinister Spiders of Saginaw has the main character of Leah Warner searching for her runaway dog, and she and two friends encounter giant spiders outside the city. The spiders capture the three and take them into a network of underground tunnels, wrapped up in cocoons. They are rescued by a classmate who is part spider, part human - an "arachno-sapien." He tells them of the evil octogores having followed his race to Earth after taking over the arachno-sapiens' planet, and their plot to turn all humans into spiders that will become their slaves, by contaminating the water supply with a poison that will morph everyone into spiders. The three kids must stop the octogores before they're able to deliver the poison via the new water tower set to open that day.

Rand has hooked into a formula to get kids into reading - while his books are NOT great literature by any stretch, they have creepy monsters and lots of suspense, with cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter and often in between. They're scary, but not so frightening they would give most children nightmares. For adult readers (and sometimes for better young readers), the books tend to be bland, contrived, and repetitive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
For my English class we did a book reports, I chose Michigan Chillers Sinister Spiders of Saginaw.This book is fun to read from begining to the end, but in the middle of it you just want to keep reading and reading. I think the best part is at the end of the book. My favorite part is when Leah finds out the Jarred and the science teacher can turn into a spider and back to a human. The climax is when Leah, Conner, and Angela try to stop the spiders. You have to read this book it will keep you guessing and it gets really fun to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book was really exciting. I never knew what was going to happen, it was very thrilling! I loved it.
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