The Resource Nightmares!, Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny

Nightmares!, Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny

Label
Nightmares!
Title
Nightmares!
Statement of responsibility
Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--
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Tone
Review
  • Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor Segel and co-author Miller (How to Lead a Life of Crime), first in a trilogy. Twelve-year-old Charlie Laird believes his new stepmother is a witch, in part due to his horrible nightmares about being held captive by witches. Charlie soon learns that the witches' Netherworld is real, and his fear has opened a portal allowing creatures to travel between realms. When Charlie ventures into the Netherworld to rescue his kidnapped younger brother, he becomes embroiled in an epic struggle to prevent the terrifying President Fear from turning the mortal world into a place of eternal nightmares. In a story that's both whimsical and disturbing, Charlie works to rescue his friends, help them overcome their fears, and find his courage. Segel and Miller make for a solid team; their Netherworld is populated by everything from talking bugs to killer clowns, and the underlying message—sometimes you have to admit to and confront your fears—is important. Kwasny's illustrations provide a fitting mixture of realism and absurdity. Ages 8–12. Agent: Erin Malone, William Morris Endeavor and Abrams Entertainment. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 8, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 36, p)
  • Charlie Laird faces off against ICK and INK in the finale of the Nightmares! trilogy.Charlie and his friends foiled ICK and INK’s plot involving the Tranquility Tonic (The Sleepwalker Tonic, 2015), but many mysteries remain. What is ICK and INK’s endgame? Why is INK suddenly enrolled in Charlie’s school? And will Charlie finally work up the courage to ask Paige out? All is answered in this final volume, which returns to the standard set by series opener Nightmares! (2014). The authors delight in turning bread crumbs dropped in prior entries into full-on sandwiches; ICK and INK are compelling antagonists, fully realized and just as emotionally complex as the heroes. Charlie’s relationships with his brother and stepmother deepen, but unfortunately his relationship with Paige stays in neutral. While it’s hard to fault Charlie for focusing on the danger the world is facing rather than his love life, fans who’ve watched these two kids dance around each other for three years now will get a bit fidgety. This is a testament to the authors’ achievement in crafting smart, funny, and empathetic heroes and villains that anchor this trilogy in an emotional reality few middle-grade series achieve. The Netherworld is filled with imaginative creatures and critters, the humor remains silly and fun, and the characters (somewhat diverse, judging by the cover, though Charlie is white) remain engaging. This is one trilogy that ends on a high note. (Fantasy. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1900)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10359776
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segel, Jason
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
670L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.1.S44
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
Reading level
4.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, Kirsten
  • Kwasny, Karl
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Nightmares trilogy
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nightmares
  • Boys
  • Fear
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Nightmares!, Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780375991578
Lccn
2014025033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Nightmares!, Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller ; illustrated by Karl Kwasny
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780375991578
Lccn
2014025033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations

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