Witherwood Reform School

Author(s): Obert Skye

Middle Readers

After a slight misunderstanding involving a horrible governess, oatmeal, and a jar of tadpoles, siblings Tobias and Charlotte Eggars find themselves abandoned by their father at the gates of a creepy reform school. Sinister mysteries are afoot at Witherwood, where the grounds are patrolled by vicious creatures after dark and kids are locked in their rooms. Charlotte and Tobias soon realize that they are in terrible danger--especially because the head of Witherwood has perfected the art of mind control. If only their amnesiac father would recover and remember that he has two missing children. If only Tobias and Charlotte could solve the dark mystery and free the kids at Witherwood--and ultimately save themselves.


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Praise for "Witherwood Reform School" "A brother and sister find themselves trapped in a frightening school that threatens to destroy their minds in this dark comedy. . . Skye writes very much in the same vein as Lemony Snicket, with menacing dark humor and outlandish characters." - "Kirkus Reviews"Praise for "Wonkenstein" "Quite funny and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. . . . The idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious." --"School Library Journal""Highly amusing new series starter. . . . Skye gives Rob a self-deprecating charm and highlights the pleasures of books both subtly and effectively." --"Booklist""Filled with spot-on commentary and a wince-inducing supporting cast, middle grade guys won't be able to keep "Wonkenstein" to themselves. . . . This pitch-perfect offering should appeal to reluctant readers, not to mention the legion Wimpy Kid fans." --"Shelf Awareness"�Praise for "Potterwookiee" "Skye captures all the silly action in the winning text-plus-cartoons format. . . . Rob's dry commentary on his family, school, and social life is sure to provoke laughs." --"Publishers Weekly "

Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of the Creature from My Closet series: "Wonkenstein," "Potterwookiee," "Pinocula," and "Katfish." He has also written the bestselling children's fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and Pillage. He currently lives indoors and near a thin, winding road with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9780805098792
  • : Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • : Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • : February 2015
  • : 194mm X 140mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 415
  • : Hardback
  • : Obert Skye