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Middle School Bites 3: Out for Blood (Paperback)

Middle School Bites 3: Out for Blood By Steven Banks, Mark Fearing (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven Banks, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
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Tom the Vam-Wolf-Zom is back--and so is the werewolf that bit him--in this monstrously funny series about a boy who's dying to fit in.

Eleven-year-old Tom was bit by a vampire, a werewolf, and a zombie right before the first day of middle school. It was a weird and crazy day. And he didn't even get excused from sixth grade!

Now he's being hunted down by the werewolf that bit him. Should Tom join a wolf pack? On the one hand, he could give up school and homework forever. (He really doesn't want to do his history report.) On the other hand, he'd miss his band, his friends, and Annie, his maybe-possibly-someday girlfriend. He might even miss his big sister, Emma.

Then the vampire that bit him returns with a warning: the werewolf is dangerous. Perhaps Tom should stick with sixth grade--even if it's mostly talent show disappointments, detention, and chicken-turkey-salami-roast beef sandwiches.

Created by an Emmy-nominated writer for SpongeBob, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, and CatDog, this hilarious series is illustrated with clever, cartoon-style art on every spread. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Last Kids on Earth.

About the Author

Steven Banks is a New York Times best-selling writer who received an Emmy nomination as head writer on SpongeBob SquarePants, wrote for The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron and CatDog, has appeared on TV shows like Penn & Teller's Fool Us, attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, wrote a book called King of the Creeps, co-created the international theater sensation Shadowland, and lives in California with his wife. He was once bitten by a donkey, but did not turn into a Donkey Man.

Mark Fearing has never been bitten by a werewolf, a zombie, or a vampire. But he was bitten by the creative bug which is far more dangerous. Books he's illustrated include The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, by Margaret McNamara, and Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom!, by Candace Fleming, as well as The Great Thanksgiving Escape, which he also wrote. He lives in Oregon with his family.

Praise For…

"This story delivers laughs, wild adventure, and sarcasm. . . . Readers will want to sink their teeth into this quick-witted book.  Highly recommended!"—School Library Journal

"The casual way his parents, teachers, and peers treat [Tom] not as a fearsome monster but as a sort of minor celebrity add extra value to this series from a ‘teaching tolerance’ standpoint."—Booklist

"Goofy grayscale spot illustrations further lighten the tone, showing Tom’s scruffy hair and freckles along with his fangs. . . . Another amusing entry."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823454174
ISBN-10: 0823454177
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Middle School Bites