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The School Is Alive!
Contributor(s): Chabert, Jack, Ricks, Sam (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0545623928     ISBN-13: 9780545623926
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2014
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Annotation: Discovering that his elementary school is alive and menacing, hall monitor Sam Graves, assisted by his friends Lucy and Antonio, works to defend his fellow students as they rehearse for the class play. Simultaneous.

Click for more in this series: Eerie Elementary. Scholastic Branches
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Elementary schools; Juvenile fiction.
Best friends; Juvenile fiction.
Horror tales.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Horror & Ghost Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2013034498
Lexile Measure: 460
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Eerie Elementary. Scholastic Branches
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs) 90 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 167350
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q53809
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 4.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Jack Chabert is the New York Times bestselling author of the Poptropica graphic novel series. He is also the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series with Scholastic Branches. Jack Chabert is a pen name for Max Brallier. Max is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Galactic Hot Dogs and the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth middle-grade series. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alyse. Visit the author at www.MaxBrallier.com

Sam Ricks is the illustrator of the Eerie Elementary early chapter book series. He is also the lead graphic design faculty at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. He lives in Utah with his family.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall)
For children ready for chapter books, this slightly spooky first series adventure involves a personified school that gobbles up kids. Sam, hall monitor hero, gradually figures out what's going on and what to do to save the day. Playground quicksand and a peanut butter explosion ("KA-BOOM!!!") are examples of the noisy, rollicking action enlivened in plentiful shadowy black-and-white illustrations.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 May)

Gr 1–3—Sam is Eerie Elementary's newest (and only) hall monitor. He figures it will be a boring job and probably one that earns him enemies. He doesn't count on the school itself being enemy number one. After nearly being swallowed by quicksand and then attacked by a fire hose, Sam is ready to find answers. Could the school be alive? Are all the students in danger, or is it just Sam the school wants? When a play draws all of Eerie Elementary together in one location, the school makes its move. The counterattack is up to Sam. Illustrations are done in a fuzzy outline style that makes them appear not quite solid. While they fit the spooky theme, a few of them are hazy enough to be slightly distracting. That small quibble aside, the text and art are a good match. Give this early chapter book to readers who want something scary but aren't ready for the "Goosebumps" or "Scream Street" series.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

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