Peril at Price Manor

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Product Details
Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.35 X 1.02 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063249530

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About the Author

Laura Parnum writes stories that blend humor and heart with a touch of horror. When she's not writing, she's editing other people's stories and helping out at the local elementary school library. She currently serves as Co-Regional Advisor for the Eastern Pennsylvania region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Laura lives with her family in Philadelphia. They have a turtle that bites and a snake that doesn't.

Reviews

"Price Manor is perfectly mysterious. With just the right amount of chills and thrills, I was hooked from page one!"
-- ?Lindsay Currie, author of Scritch Scratch and The Girl in White

"It's Alien in a spooky mansion. Nonstop action, tentacles, and slime. So much fun." -- J.W. Ocker, author of The Smashed Man of Dread End

"Halle's vast knowledge of horror tropes combines with the idiosyncratic skill sets of the long-cloistered Price offspring, and between a roller-skating disco, sousaphone practice, and a horrifying foray into a stinky cheese cellar, they tackle the tickly nemeses and prove themselves resourceful and brave in the process. Playing lightly on the tropes of classic B-movie horror, Parnum's imaginative and satisfying debut is packed with high-spirited hijinks. Playful energy propels a laugh-out-loud scary story that doesn't tread too far into truly terrifying territory." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[A] good-humored romp. Debut author Parnum keeps the scares gentle but gooey via lively prose that conveys a vibrant setting. Quick-moving chapters and alternating perspectives that showcase the characters' dawning agency make for a propulsive creature feature."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Parnum's whip-smart narrative pokes fun at its own genre with a classic middle-grade cheekiness, giving each character depth beyond their archetypes. The three main characters have a delightful combination of bizarre talents. A playful acknowledgement that overbearing parents stop their kids from fully experiencing the world, this is a fantastic combination of mild locked-room horror and heroes who manifest in unlikely and hilarious ways." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books