By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
"Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. during this delightfully pleasing offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly
The hilariously scary, middle-grade novel Nightmares! is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and the first publication in a trilogy a couple of boy named Charlie and a bunch of youngsters who needs to face their fears to avoid wasting their city.
Charlie Laird has numerous difficulties.
1. His dad married a lady he's yes moonlights as a witch.
2. He needed to circulate into her pink mansion—the creepiest position in Cypress Creek.
three. He can’t take note the final time snoozing wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.
What Charlie doesn’t understand is that his difficulties are approximately to get plenty extra actual. Nightmares can break an outstanding night’s sleep, but if they begin slipping from your desires and into the waking international . . . good, that’s whatever in basic terms Charlie can face. And he’s going to wish all of the aid he can get, or it can simply be lights-out for Charlie Laird.
Praise for the Nightmares! Series:
Nightmares! (Bk 1) is a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee
"Charlie Laird, who learns worry will consume you alive in case you feed it, makes an influence, and...readers probably want to accompany him again."—The long island occasions booklet Review
"A touching comical saga...about dealing with issues that pass bump within the night."—US Weekly
"Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for rather an interesting read."—Booklist
"Succeeds at scaring and fun in equivalent degree . . . Sweet, fascinating, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews
"An enticing and artistic story...woven with a beneficiant volume [of] humor."—VOYA
"There's humor and a pretty excessive ick-factor."—School Library Journal
"Cleverly crafted...This novel offers simply the right combination of 'scary and humorous.'"—ILA Literacy Daily
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It might probably were him down there, thrown over the giant’s shoulder. “So i suppose if the president desires to meet me, that needs to suggest I’m targeted too. ” “Oh no, in no way. ” Meduso’s voice was once thick with sarcasm. “If President worry went out of his method to have your physique introduced the following by way of the witch, you’re even more very important than that bad baby. I can’t even think what poor destiny he may have in brain for you. Aren’t you blissful you made the decision to stay round? ” Charlie didn’t argue. He knew he was once pushing his good fortune by way of staying to observe the opposite kid’s nightmare. And but he couldn’t convey himself to shinny down the tree. He President Fear’s growth to the heart of the stadium and watched heavily because the guy dropped the child onto the grass. a gaggle of creatures armed with pruning shears rushed in to chop the ropes that sure the boy. “What are they going to do to him? ” Charlie requested. “Do i glance like a brain reader? ” Meduso tapped his head with an index finger, and the snakes underneath his hat hissed loudly. “It’s that boy’s nightmare, now not mine. The extra artistic he's, the extra attention-grabbing his torment could be. yet undesirable desires aren’t intended to be a spectator activity. They’re purported to be frightening for the dreamer—not exciting for us. ” the instant the phrases left Meduso’s mouth, the little stadium started to develop higher. huge, immense blocks of beige stone seemed out of nowhere, stacking one on most sensible of one other. Stone via stone, a tall, curved wall was once being outfitted round the athletic box. Concrete stuffed within the gaps, and paint adorned even the tiniest info. while the development used to be entire, Charlie counted 3 tall tales of arcades and columns. Statues of old gods and goddesses seemed within the top home windows. Charlie might rarely think it. In entrance of him stood Rome’s recognized Colosseum. “Did you notice that? ” Charlie marveled. “I’m no longer blind,” Meduso snapped. “Looks just like the twerp’s nightmare simply bought much more fascinating. ” contained in the Colosseum, the roar of a crowd erupted, yet Charlie couldn’t see earlier the wall. He might experience that the chance had grown, yet his interest was once an excessive amount of to undergo. “I’m going in,” he introduced, sliding off his department and losing to the single less than. “You can’t be critical! ” Meduso yelped. “Your president may well recognize the place my brother is. i need to move inside,” Charlie informed him. Meduso’s hand shot out for Charlie’s arm, yet he grabbed just a fistful of air. “Young guy, come back right here this fast! ” Charlie was once already on the base of the tree. “Are you coming or now not? ” he referred to as as much as the gorgon. “Jusst allow him go,” Charlie heard Larry the snake say. “He’ss extra difficulty than he’ss worthy. ” “We can’t depart him! ” Fernando argued. “We promissed! ” “Fine,” Meduso barked. “I’ll escort the loathsome little human. yet you 3 higher remain hidden. If I listen one note out of any of you, I’ll be paying a trip to the barber very first thing within the morning. ” Charlie entered the Colosseum with Meduso following reluctantly. They walked via a brief, darkish passage and emerged within the open amphitheater with the Roman solar by surprise shining down on them.