Strange things have been happening at Franny's new school.
First it was the Jelly Worm Fad.
Then came the exploding headaches that kept students home for days.
When the latest creepy phenomenon lands her sister in the hospital, Franny and her new friend, Beamer, try to get to the bottom of it.
Following a hunch, Franny discovers the one link that all these kids share—they're rabid fans of I. M. Fine, author of the mega-popular Chillers series.
But I. M. Fine is nowhere to be found ... or is he)
Admirers of Diane Stanley's celebrated nonfiction picture-book biographies and her critically acclaimed novel, A Time Apart, are in for a treat as she shows her playful side in this quirky, fast-paced, and humorous mystery.
Fifth-grader Franny sees a connection between a sudden fad and writer I.M. Fine's latest Chillers book. "Superior entertainment, this work should engage both ambitious readers and diehard fans of the genre it satirizes," said PW in a starred review. Ages 8-12.