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The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies Stories) Hardcover – September 4, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 550L (What's this?)
  • Series: Weenies Stories
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Starscape; 1st edition (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765318075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765318077
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,531,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Invasion of the Road Weenies:
"Lubar strikes again. Another winning round-up."--Booklist
 
"This spring's most coveted title."--The Arizona Republic
 
"Pleasingly short, well-crafted pieces…mixes the comic and the creepy, the merely weird with the truly haunting. "--San Francisco Chronicle
 
"Whether read alone under the covers with a flashlight, or shared in a darkened classroom on a rainy day, these tales will elicit their fair share of chills, thrills, and nervous laughter, and keep readers looking over their shoulders in broad daylight."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author

David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; five short story collections, including In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, and Attack of the Vampire Weenies; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison, and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

More About the Author

David Lubar has written more than thirty books for teens and young readers. His novels, including Hidden Talents and Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madam Bovary. His novel, Dunk, won Pennsylvania's Young Adult Book Award and was used by the New Jersey Library Association for their One Book New Jersey program. His Weenies short story collections have sold more than two million copies. He had several books come out this year, including Hyde and Shriek, and Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge (He's actually a much nicer person than these titles would indicate.) He is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the country. He also designed and programmed many video games in an earlier eight-bit life, including Home Alone and Frogger 2. In his spare time, he takes naps on the couch. He grew up in New Jersey, went to Rutgers, and now lives in Nazareth, PA with one awesome female and various annoying felines. You can visit him on the web at www.davidlubar.com.

Customer Reviews

I recommend this book to anyone who likes scary and disturbing story's.
Sharon J. Couture
Definitely read it before letting your kids read it so you can decide if it will keep your kids up at night.
Richard
These books really make children want to read and they learn morals and values at the same time.
Lady Chel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NEOPROG RAN on September 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This series was recommended to me by another Twilight Zone fan. At first, I was reluctant to buy these children books. But Lubar is a great short story teller who has the ability to appeal to young and old alike-what a talent.He builds upon childhood fears that never really seem to go away even though the older we get the more buried they become. The sense of humor will also appeal to adult readers. I'm going to start reading these to my kids but first I want to read all of them myself (very selfish) and then I will share. There are some clasic tales here like the creepy "Murgopana", and "Inquire Within". "The Soda Fountain" is a haunting story that stayed with me for days. "Fat Face" reminds of the days when I found it difficult to keep my hands out of Dorito bags and Twinkies were my best friend comforting me like pillows. I was a "Fat Face" growing up and this story reminds me of my trials. Lubar is a great writer! I can't wait to read these again when I read them out loud to my kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. G. Walsh on October 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a great collection of quality stories just as you would expect from David Lubar. Each one is short but well written and has a delicious creepy twist in the tail.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I think the age level for this book should be much higher. It totally freaked out my 9 year old. In fact, I found it uncomfortably creepy and I'm an adult. Stories about children choking on hot dogs and not getting out of "heaven" unless they hit a homerun in an otherwise endless baseball game, predators on the internet luring children to sneak out of their homes at night to meet them, children "mind-melded" into eating live bugs in order to have friends, ...

My child brought this book home from the school library. I strongly suggest parents think twice before allowing their child to read this.
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By mom2blondies on December 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My boys 8 and 10y/o LOVE these stories. They go along innocently enough until you reach a mind boggling twist at the end. I have even caught my normally 'I don't want to sit still long enough to read' 10y/o snuggled in his bed in the middle of the day reading these stories. As the title states, these are 'warped and creepy tales' and SO fun to read!
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By Sharon J. Couture on May 8, 2014
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Great book for a young audience but not for kids 10 and younger. I recommend this book to anyone who likes scary and disturbing story's.
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By Anonymous Dude on January 8, 2014
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I like it.
I think it is an excellently written book and I can't find anything wrong with it at all.
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I liked how it has the combination of funny to make you laugh, yet it has that tinge of thrillers.
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By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2013
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Great series. my son loves to read and he love this series. now that he has a Kindle he reads even more.
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