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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3: Teacher's Pest Hardcover – May 7, 2013


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  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 690L (What's this?)
  • Series: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594746141
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594746147
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This latest entry in the reliable Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series finds the evil Crawford Tillinghast and his summoned beasts—existing just beyond the living realm of the school—rounding up the troops for the upcoming “Great War.” Who are the troops? Bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. Robert and Glenn first notice the infestation via a horrendous ice outbreak, but soon the halls are seething with ants, fleas, gnats, mosquitoes, and more. When the creatures disappear beneath the school to bulk up on meals of trash, the boys, plus ghost girl Karina, scuttle down the service tunnels to do a little extermination—and rescue their two-headed pet rat, of course. As always, Gilman punctuates the fast-moving action and gross-out set pieces (including a Dumpster full of maggots) with the delicate matters of young friendships. Smith’s black-and-white illustrations are a big boon, especially when conveying the bizarre (a pile of goo with multiple eyeballs). The 3-D cover will grab ’em. And you can reassure horror addicts more volumes are slithering our way. Grades 4-6. --Daniel Kraus

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“As always, Gilman punctuates the fast-moving action and grossout set pieces with the delicate matters of young friendships.... The 3-D cover will grab ’em. And you can reassure horror addicts more volumes are slithering our way.”—Booklist

“...an entertaining mystery that offers up plenty of danger and real suspense.”—GeekDad.com

“Good, gross and ghoulish”—Kirkus

“The lenticular covers alone makes the Tales From Lovercraft Middle School books worth buying. But the books are really good, too.”—Super Punch

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Great series for kids of all ages!
Richard Staats
This is a good series for the tween readers, since it is a fast read and with lots of action and likeable characters.
S. Al-Amri
Teacher's Pest is the best yet in the series of the Tales From Lovecraft Middle School.
A. Allen

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This is a really gross book, bugs wearing human skin and pretending to be human how much grosser can you get. While a lot of kids can handle this and will enjoy the book, my kids said there were just too many bugs. All kinds of bugs and insects invade the school and do crawl all over the kids. Then when some fall in the big pile of soft squishy maggots. Eew!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Green VINE VOICE on May 29, 2013
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Thanks to twelve-year old Robert Arthur, Lovecraft Middle School has a new student body president: Howard Mergler. Unfortunately, Howard isn't what he seemed before Robert handed him the election, and now the school has an insect problem. But Robert would be a lot more confident dealing with it if his best friend Glenn wasn't acting so weird, and if his two-headed pet rat wasn't in trouble.

In this 3rd book in the series, the characters get a little more rounded out and we see some of the issues that concern both Glenn and Karina - but just a little. Still, it's a short and easy read and even a lot of reluctant readers will enjoy the continuing story, especially those who enjoy things like the Goosebumps series. And the changing covers are pretty cool. I'm neither familiar with nor particularly interested in the references to the horror novels of H. P. Lovecraft, but I always liked a good monster story as a kid and this reminds me of some of the books I enjoyed back then. (In fact, I'd bet that Robert Arthur is named for the original author of one of my favorite series - The Three Investigators.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. T. Dexter VINE VOICE on May 9, 2013
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Sure in previous books there have been extra-dimensional tentacles sprouting from lockers, demon possessed teachers and Medusa twins, but book 3 in the series has something that's sure to give almost anyone the creeps: bugs, and lots of them!

While this book doesn't reference the Lovecraft mythos as much as previous installments, I think the fact that everyone has seen bugs in person gives it a few legs up to cause an involuntary shiver.

My favorite thing about this series is that it's more like a comic book than a novel series. Each new book picks up right where the previous one ends and keeps expanding the world with new characters and more hints about the bigger story. The lenticular covers are also fantastic and I think this one is the best so far because it reminds me of The Fly (the original one!).

If you've introduced your kids to Goosebumps (or if you're still a kid at heart) I'd definitely recommend this series! I know I'm looking forward to the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spudman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 29, 2013
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Teacher's Pest is the third book in the series, one of which I can't get enough. No, I'm not in the middle school demographic age, but I did teach middle school for a lifetime and have some idea about the tastes of middle school readers. The author has developed likeable characters and nasty characters, some of whom deliciously suffer a comeuppance.

Having read all three of the Lovecraft Middle School Books, I think it best to start from the beginning since the books are fast reads and fill in the blanks when one gets to the later books. The author does include some flashback references to get new readers up to speed, but the references are brief and don't make up for the fuller experience of reading all the books in the series.

This is a very good series of books with just the right combination of suspense and foreshadowing that middle school readers might devour. Even this long-in-the-tooth reader is already anticipating the next installment in this captivating serial.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Green VINE VOICE on April 24, 2013
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Teacher's Pest begins almost immediately after Book 2, Slither Sisters- with new Student Council President Howard Mergler subtly infesting the school with his insect brethren in order to further The Master's plans. As usual, Robert, Glenn and Karina have to stop him, but soon discover Mergler has his own ally within the school staff. Meanwhile Glenn gets stung by a bug at school and begins acting... strangely. Has the Master finally gotten his hands on one of the boys?

The series is a leader of the pack in what's considered the Middle-Grade genre of books. Like the others it stays more on the casual side of storytelling, but are always fun to read- you can almost feel the critters crawling up your arm! Plus there's the usual cliffhanger/twist at the end to help set up the next story- and it's pretty good! Using the Lovecraft mythology as a basis for the series is also a good way to pique the interest of the next generation of readers for the classics without needing big-budget Hollywood movies or cheesy tv shows to do it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Staats on April 5, 2013
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This is the third book in the Lovecraft Middle School series. The author ups the ante this time by threatening the friends of the protagonist directly.

Spoilers follow ...

In the previous book we found out that the Student Body President, Howard, was secretly a giant insect monster aiding Crawford Tillinghast in his ongoing effort to take over the Middle School and then the world! (Muh-hu-ha-ha!)

In this book we find out that Howard is actually a shaigu, an allusion to two Lovecraftian creatures, a Great Old One and the Fungi from Yuggoth (an insecticide, star faring race that worships Shubniggurath).

In the opening chapter, Glenn is stung on the back of the neck, and the monstrous wasp pumps some kind of magical toxin into him that Robert believes might be negatively affecting Glenn.

A few chapters later, Robert's two headed, pet rat, Pip & Squeak, fall into a room while exploring the trail of bugs in the School ventilation system.

Of course, with the application of a little science, all turns out well.

This book had less to do with Lovecraftian myths than previous installments, but it was still a fun, quick read.

Great series for kids of all ages!

In service,

Rich
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