The Whispering Pines
The Whispering Pines

The Whispering Pines

Written by James Preller & illustrated by Kevin Keele
Book #1 in the Exit 13 Series
8 - 12
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Feb 7, 2023
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Welcome to the EXIT 13 Motel!Pets welcome!And don’t worry, we’ve been waiting for you, so stay as long as you like.With black-and-white comic pages throughout, EXIT 13 is perfect for mystery and horror loving kids everywhere!The McGinns were supposed to be going on a perfectly normal family vacation. Sure, Ash’s older sister Willow was a pain, their dog Daisy was a whiny scaredy cat, and their parents were being kind of lame. All of that was to be expected. Perfectly normal! But when the family decides to make an unplanned stop one night, it quickly becomes clear that this family vacation is about to get more than a little weird, because there is nothing normal about the EXIT 13 Motel.Rooms and hallways that don’t go where they’re supposed to, a receptionist that looks like he came straight out of a horror movie, and creepy woods that Ash swears have some kind of monster lurking in them - maybe even more than one. Something has been going on ever since the McGinns checked in to this motel, and if Ash and Willow can’t get to the bottom of it, they might never be able to check out.Explore the weird and creepy world of EXIT 13 in this spine-chilling series. Whether you’re a fan of mystery, a lover of horror, or even a graphic novel super reader, EXIT 13 is sure to grab you. This illustrated novel – the first in a new series – includes black-and-white comic pages throughout!

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    Publication Date
    February 7, 2023
    Scholastic Inc.
    Page Count
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    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
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