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Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long turns his attention to the day of thanks with a story that's to die for.
It's the fourth Thursday of November, and the members of Fright Club are cooking up something spooky . . . a Thanksgiving feast!
But when Vlad's family arrives unexpectedly, they put their own spin on each of the dishes. Now, the rolls are as hard as headstones and the turkey has been cooked to death. Vlad loves his family, but they've made a mess of their meal!
Can this monster-filled family come together to save their feast and celebrate what the holiday is truly about?
About the Author
Ethan Long is the Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator of Up, Tall and High!, as well as many other picture books, including Valensteins, Fright Club, Scribbles and Ink, and Chamelia and the New Kid in Class. He also created Tasty Time with ZeFronk on the Disney Channel. Ethan lives in Orlando, Florida.
“With Halloween still fresh in the minds of children, Long's use of monsters to portray a family Thanksgiving is ingenious. . . . This engaging picture book celebrates the gathering of family and friends; helping young readers to understand and appreciate the value of giving thanks.” —School Library Journal
“Long's graphite pencil and digitally colored illustrations are packed with gross-out details that will have kids in stitches.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Long's sense of comic timing is utter perfection. Hysterically plays on kids' stereotyped notions of love, hopefully putting some to rest.” —Kirkus Review on VALENSTEINS
“There are lots of laughs to be found in Long's twilit cartoons and the banter among the characters” —Publishers Weekly on VALENSTEINS
“Long's dark, ghostly palette sets an appropriately eerie mood, and he has a lot of fun with the cuddly animals' reign of terror. . . . Don't worry about what goes bump in the night, Long seems to suggest--daylight can be plenty scary, too.” —Publishers Weekly on FRIGHT CLUB
“Long delivers an original story full of droll humor while also introducing the concept of questioning stereotypes and rules. . . . Long ably proves that 'when it comes to scaring, the more the merrier.'” —Kirkus Reviews on FRIGHT CLUB
“Silly but entertaining.” —School Library Journal on FRIGHT CLUB
“It's a funny Halloween concept that delivers.” —The Horn Book on FRIGHT CLUB
“The lighthearted tone makes this Halloween tale a perfect pick for younger children. Monster names such as Virginia Wolf and Mumford N. Suns will entertain the adults as well.” —Booklist on FRIGHT CLUB