The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine (Paperback)

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Description


It started with jelly worms...

Kids all over the country are acting strangely after reading the latest books in the mega-popular Chillers series. First, it's the seemingly innocent Jelly Worm fad. But it quickly turns sinister, with exploding headaches sweeping the nation, and then a serpent surprise that lands several kids, including Franny's little sister, in the hospital.

Franny is convinced that I. M. Fine, author of the Chillers books, is behind it. With the help of her friend Beamer, she is determined to track down the mysterious author and find out once and for all if the books really are causing all the trouble. After all, a book can't be that dangerous, can it?

About the Author


Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of beloved books for young readers, including The Silver Bowl, which was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and Book Links Lasting Connections and was an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Cup and the Crown; The Princess of Cortova; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American National Museum's Arab American Book Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year; Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart. She is also well known as the author and illustrator of award-winning picture book biographies.

Ms. Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Praise For…


“A light-heartedly charming mystery for kids. Unpretentiously fun.”
-Kirkus Review

“…kids who have spent time with Goosebumps will enjoy this sly takeoff of a phenomenon run amok.”
-ALA Bookist

“Superior entertainment, this work should engage both ambitious readers and diehard fans of the genre it satirizes. ”
-Publisher's Weekly

“…this gently satiric mystery will give goosebumps to readers who appreciate genre fiction and thoughtful comedy.”
-Books Bulletin of the Center for Children's

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380733279
ISBN-10: 0380733277
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: August 20th, 2002
Pages: 208
Language: English