Cover image for The happy and heinous Halloween of Classroom 13 / by Honest Lee & Matthew J. Gilbert ; art by Joelle Dreidemy.
The happy and heinous Halloween of Classroom 13 / by Honest Lee & Matthew J. Gilbert ; art by Joelle Dreidemy.

First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Tired of being left out of everything, Classroom 13 itself puts out a bowl of cursed candy on Halloween that changes everyone into the costume he or she is wearing.


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LEE Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'
LEE Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'

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As heard by kids everywhere on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, the Classroom 13 books are a hilarious new chapter book series-perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Roald Dahl, Captain Underpants, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
The Happy and Heinous Halloween of Classroom 13 is the fifth title in a series about the students of a very unlucky classroom. The easy-to-read chapters are full of humor, action, secret codes, and fun-and will prompt hours of conversation among friends, families, and classmates. The final chapter encourages young readers to write their own chapter and send it in to the author, Honest Lee.
It's Halloween in the 13th Classroom-what could go wrong? Well, for starters, all of the students could magically turn into their COSTUMES!
You might think this was hilarious, but it was horrible. With tricky transformations come wild werewolves, voracious vampires, zany zombies, and other moody monsters. As the students of Classroom 13 are about to learn, Halloween's treats are sometimes tricks.
© 2018 by Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Author Notes

Honest Lee is a liar! You can't trust a thing he writes. He insists that his stories are true. And they're totally not! Then again, I could be Honest Lee, which would mean I'm lying and my stories are true. What's the truth? I have no idea. Honestly.

Matthew J. Gilbert is one of many Matthew Gilberts. Seriously. There's like a trillion of them. This particular Matthew Gilbert writes stories and has a nearly perfect mustache. When he's not writing about Classroom 13, he's watching monster movies, eating tacos, and singing made-up songs about his cats.

Joelle Dreidemy spent her childhood in the countryside among cows and books, and has been drawing since she learned to walk. She lives in France, where she makes art for books, magazines, greeting cards, and more. When she's not illustrating, she sings and plays guitar in a rock band.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

For the students of Classroom 13, All Hallow's Eve makes school even weirder than normal: after eating cursed candy, students transform into their Halloween costumes-beginning with teacher Ms. Linda, who is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. Subsequent chapters, featuring Dreidemy's quirky line art, introduce the students' metamorphosis. Lee and Gilbert narrate with appropriately deadpan humor: "He looked around the classroom. There was a pirate and a baby and a two-headed horse. But Benji wasn't sure what werewolves ate. The pirate looked a little too salty, the baby smelled too stinky, and the horse looked a little too... well, weird." Chaos ensues, as characters that include a "hockey-playing, crime-fighting, roller-skating, high-flying, part-time nurse, part-time clown, Sasquatch-chicken-octopus" embrace their identities, escape their chapters, and run amok. Who is responsible for the cursed candy? It's the sentient classroom itself. Readers with a taste for the absurd will gobble up this Halloween addition to the series. Ages 6-10. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.