The Wavering Werewolf: A Monsterrific Tale by David Lubar

26 Feb

waveringThe Wavering Werewolf

by David Lubar

144 pages- ages 8+

Series: Monsterrific Tales

Published by Starscape on January 14, 2014

Norman was just an everyday kid. That is, until he happened to get bitten by a wolf during a school science field trip through a forest. Suddenly, Norman is getting weird wolf attributes, like his nails are growing into claw-like things, and he doesn’t need his glasses anymore. He realizes he is becoming a wolf – a WEREWOLF! Fortunately, a man on the streets gives him an amulet that can turn him back to normal. The amulet, though, will only work on a night with a full moon. But the thing is, Norman kind of likes being a werewolf. Will he choose to be plain Norman again?

I seem to be finding a lot of “monster” books (not usually the type of book I pick up) lately that I really enjoy. I thought this was a great book! It isn’t a typical “monster” book (no blood, guts or gore). It’s more about a kid’s struggle to figure out who (or what 😉 ) he wants to be. I love how Mr. Lubar writes humor into the story. He definitely knows how to keep a reader interested in his book. Norman is a cool character that the reader cares about. I like how he doesn’t realize he’s a werewolf at first – nice touch. There were a few black and white illustrations scattered throughout the book that were a nice addition to the story.

Five out of five bookworms for this fun book! fivebooks

To learn more about Mr. Lubar and his books, please visit his website HERE.

 

22 Responses to “The Wavering Werewolf: A Monsterrific Tale by David Lubar”

  1. Catherine Johnson February 26, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    This sounds pawsome, Erik!

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  2. jama February 26, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    *howls* Mr. Lubar is a wonderful storyteller — love his humor. Thanks for featuring this book!

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  3. julie rowan zoch February 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Interesting twist with the mc liking his new status!

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  4. stanleyandkatrina February 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Hmmm…wanting to stay a werewolf. I get it. ~Stanley

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  5. itsybitsymom February 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Hey Erik, have you ever met him? He lives in this neck of the woods (not sure exactly where!) and is really super supportive and generous. I met him when he was a visiting author at a grade school I was subbing in. Might be a good person to interview!

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  6. Joanna February 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I do like David Lubar’s writing. Thanks for this recommendation.

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  7. Patricia Tilton February 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    That is certainly a twist on a werewolf story. Didn’t expect that it was about deciding about who you want to be. Great review.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks March 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      I like that it isn’t about being a werewolf (well, the main plot, that is 😉 ). It is a nice touch. 🙂

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  8. KidLitReviews February 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    I like fun monster books that are more about monsters figuring out who they are. This fits the bill. Nice review Erik. Maybe you are really a monster and this is why you are gravitating toward monster books. Maybe?

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  9. LovableLobo February 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Bitten by a wolf? Yikes! Gives us good guys a bad rap! That big bad wolf must have had rabies. ; ) Looks like a fun read even though I think werewolves are scary, but certainly popular. Nice review, SuperKid Erik!

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  10. Myra GB March 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I love monster books. Haha. Scary, dark, disturbing stories. And pretty light ones too with an uplifting message. I like traversing the line between light and dark. The Wavering Werewolf looks interesting.

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