Nightmares!

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic

Publisher: Yearling
Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly, on book one in the series

Stay up late with the hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. If you snooze, you lose!

 
Charlie Laird has a dream life.
 
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.
 
But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions. Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means. Things are getting freaky again.
 
Praise for the Nightmares! series

“Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and . . . readers will want to accompany him again.” —The New York Times Book Review

A touching comical saga . . . about facing things that go bump in the night.” —US Weekly

“[Nightmares!] succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure. . . . [It’s] sweet, charming, and imaginative.” —Kirkus Reviews

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CHAPTER ONE

The Zombie from Orville Falls

“Hey, Charlie, I had the craziest dream last night,” Alfie Bluenthal said. “Want me to tell you about it?”

Ordinarily, Charlie Laird would have answered with a firm No! Over the past few months, he’d listened to a hundred of Alfie...
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Praise for the Nightmares! Series:

“Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and . . . readers will want to accompany him again.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A touching comical saga . . . about facing things that go bump in the night.” —US Weekly

Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly

"Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews

"Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read."—Booklist

"An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor."-VOYA

"There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor."-SLJ

"Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'"—ILA Literacy Daily