April 15, 2016
 New Release: Author Note, Book Giveaway, and More



Dear Readers,     
In this issue of KidsBookClubbing, you'll meet Nelson as he searches to find his missing beloved older
sister ... and encounters a machine that extracts seven deadly sins from his soul along the way in THE DEADLY 7. After all, who needs friends when you've got monsters? 
Warm wishes,             
Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp

Ages 8-12 / Chapter book / Farrar Straus Giroux   
Enter to win a signed copy of THE DEADLY 7 by Garth Jennings for your book club via this link.

Dear Human Being,
In an effort to make your stay here on planet earth even more exciting I have written you a book. It's called The Deadly 7 because the hero of the story -- eleven-year-old Nelson Green  -- finds himself in the extraordinary situation of having seven monsters extracted from his little soul. Now is not the time to tell you exactly how these loud-mouthed and colorful creatures come into being, or about the hideous beast that holds Nelson's sister captive in a faraway jungle, and I'm certainly not going to tell you about the herd of hypnotized cows who listen to ABBA as they charge through a raging river, because the whole point of a book is to discover these things for yourself, right? Of course you knew that. You're a smart cookie. And that's why I'm sure you will enjoy reading The Deadly 7.
Garth Jennings

Book reviews:  
"Delightful and inventive, this original story entertains at every turn . . . Part mystery, part adventure, and total fun."
- School Library Journal
"Will keep kids who like off-the-wall humor happily turning pages."
- Booklist
Discussion questions:  

In the beginning of the story, Nelson sees the tomb of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the British naval hero. Do you think young Nelson becomes heroic on his adventure?


What does it say about Nelson that his monsters are more silly than deadly?


In what ways is this book a story about the importance of friendship?


The author drew the pictures for his book and had fun deciding what his monsters looked like. In what ways do his drawings represent the particular fault of each monster such as sloth or envy or pride?


Author Call-in Info: Garth Jennings is available to call-in or Skype with your book club. To arrange, contact his publisher.

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