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Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire

Seven Spiders Spinning

by Gregory Maguire

Other authors: Dirk Zimmer (Illustrator)

Series: Hamlet Chronicles (1)

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I really enjoyed reading this story because it was entertaining and fast-paced. The story promotes a sense of family when one of the spiders is kidnapped and the other siblings go off to rescue her. The story also encourages readers to use their imaginations because all is not what it seems in the book. The reader must also use their background knowledge and prediction skills to enjoy the story because it has twists and turns. There are no illustrations in the text and reads more like a young adult chapter book. ( )
  ssmith93 | Dec 10, 2014 |
Old Children's Book. Liked it as a kid, but haven't read it in years. ( )
  odinblindeye | Apr 2, 2013 |
This book is very good and its about seven Siberian snow spiders getting loose and they are mad. This book is A.R ( )
  9jo01bev | Sep 30, 2008 |
Love nip you're dead ( )
  stoog | May 24, 2008 |
Seven Siberian Snow Spiders invade Miss Earth's class, and they steadily grow larger and meaner. First book in the Hamlet Chronicles. ( )
  fingerpost | May 17, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064405958, Paperback)

What happens when seven deadly Siberian Snow Spiders from before the dawn of time invade a contemporary classroom in rural Vermont? Bedlam, and one of the funniest, creepiest, ickiest middle-grade Halloween books ever written! ‘Demon spiders, lover spiders, greedy spiders, sensitive spiders—they all go on heroic quests that get entangled in classroom rivalries and local soap operas. . . . Everything is part of the comic brew, from the nightly news and Spidergate to Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web and Little Miss Muffet.’—BL. ‘A fast, delightfully entertaining romp.’—K.

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Seven prehistoric spiders that had been trapped in ice for thousands of years bring excitement to rural Vermont and briefly unite two rival clubs at a local elementary school.

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