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Howliday Inn (Bunnicula) Paperback – October, 1983

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"The story, with wonderfully witty dialogue and irresistible characters, is a treat for all ages."
-- Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Harold and Chester could hardly believe it. The Monroe family was going on vacation without them. Bunnicula, the family rabbit, would be boarded with a neighbor. But they, the family's loyal dog and cat, were to be sent away with strangers; they were to spend a week at Chateau Bow-Wow.

Chateau Bow-Wow, observed Chester, soon after they arrived, could more properly be called Howliday Inn. Though what was howling, neither of them knew. Chester had his suspicions however; only a werewolf could make that chilling sound. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Series: Bunnicula
  • Paperback: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (October 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380645432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380645435
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,441,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I am now currently 15 years of age. The first (full) book that i actually completed (and didn't stop half way through) was Howliday Inn. It was an inventive story which i remember vividly as enjoyable and influential towards later reading. If you are a parent trying to get your child (or children) into the GREAT habit of reading, then this is DEFINATELY a must for them. It dips into all kinds of later reading genres. From suspense to love, to comedy (most evident as i recall), to "horror" (and i put that in quotes because it is rather silly to be saying at the age of 15). All in All, this is a great reading experience for those who are just, well, experimenting with books for their first time. This will beautifully keep them in the ever-lasting habit of reading!!!!
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Format: Paperback
Howlday Inn , a book by James Howe, is all about a dog named Harold and a cat named Chester. They could hardly believe it! The Monroes were going on vacation with out them!The familys rabbit would be staying with a nieghboor. But the family's dog and cat, wre to stay with strangers at the Chateau Bow-Wow. No sooner had Harold and Chester settled into thier bungloos, thier cages, than Louise, a French poodle involved in a messy love triangle dissapered.Chester believed the six other guest were capable of anything even murder. Ther was a pair of Dachshounds who howled at the moon and were rumored to be half werewolf,Lyle,A crazy catwho was convincedhe was a secret agent.There was also Max,Louises husband,Gorgette,a flirt and taxi max's best friend.All Herold and Chester knew was that inspite of themselves they had entered the crime detection buisness ansd neither foul play nor foul weather would stip them from finding out who did it. This book was a very thrilling book. Throught the whole book i was suspicious about all of the characters. I felt as if I was really there with all of the animals,and there problems.The story had a wonderful dialouge and irristisable characters.I recommend this book to many people of all ages.
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Format: Paperback
Pete and Toby Monroe, along with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe, are going on vacation, and, thanks for Harold's tendency to get carsick, they have decide to leave both him, and Chester at Chateau Bow-Wow, a supposed four-star hotel for dogs and cats. It seems like a boring place to Harold and Chester, until the first night, when they are trying to get some sleep, and they hear a horrendous howling, causing Chester to rename Chateau Bow-Wow, Howliday Inn. Chester becomes convinced almost instantly that there are werewolves among them at the hotel, and begins investigating. But pretty soon Harold and Chester have even more to investigate, because animals begin disappearing, and there are rumors of murder spreading around. Now it's up to Chester and Harold to solve the case, before their check-out time from Howliday Inn comes sooner than expected.
After reading THE MISFITS by James Howe, I thought that I'd check out another one of his novels, which led to my purchase of HOWLIDAY INN. This is one of the best books that I have ever read for children and pre-teens. The characters are intelligent and witty, and speak in such a simple way that children of all ages will be able to understand what is going on in the plot. Not only that, readers will be able to help Chester and Harold solve the mystery, while also getting a good laugh out of the quirky personalities of the other boarders at Chateau Bow-Wow. A must have book for all kids ages 6-13, as HOWLIDAY INN is something that even the most reluctant reader will be unable to put down.
Erika Sorocco
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
When a book begins with an editor's note telling how a dog named Harold scratches on the door on a rainy day to leave a manuscript in plastic. Then he stays long enough to have a doughnut and hot chocolate, you know you are in for an hilarious story. So begins the hair-raising and laughter filled adventure of when Harold and his cat pal, Chester, are boarded at the Chateau Bow-Wow when their family goes on vacation. Just sit back and enjoy the parade of lovable characters and outrageous antics of Harold and Chester as the try to solve the mystery of why animals are disappearing from the "Special Boarding House For Special Cats and Dogs" renamed Howliday Inn by Chester.
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Format: Audio Cassette
Howliday Inn is written for children but is enjoyable for any age group with its humor and clever plotline. The main characters, a dog and a cat named Harold and Chester respectively, are a lot of fun to relate to and sympathize with, and a colorful group of minor characters complements them perfectly. The mystery is suspenseful and it is fun to try to guess the outcome. Hearing Victor Garber, a very talented actor with an amazing voice, reading makes the book an even better experience. He has a voice for each character, and they are not overdone, they are subtle and exactly right. Overall it is a fun and relaxing way to spend time. I highly recommend it.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My family loves all of the Bunnicula books. We think everyone should experience the Bunnicula series. The binding is secure, the cover art is lovely and the story is unforgettable. There is laughter and mystery. The weight of the paper used for the cover is a little thin but for the price we aren't complaining too much. A great buy!
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