Add “Read a Spooky Book” to Your Kid’s Fall Bucket List

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By Alison Wenger October 2, 2018

My two kids spent a good portion of the summer watching the Lemony Snicket series on Netflix, so when I saw the first tagline of a new book that said, “LEMONY SNICKET meets HOCUS POCUS,” I knew it was one that would hit the mark!

No more debating over reading in our house. My son is diving right into The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, which is a contemporary fantasy about a modern New England boy who must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body and break his family’s curse.

The first book of this new series from best-selling author Alexandra Bracken introduces the lovable, relatable hero Prosper living in modern times pitted against the ancient, hilariously scornful demon, Alastor.

Here is more of a description from the publisher:

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history-that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made-and then broke-a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, eight-hundred-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type.

It’s an inter-world struggle that has carried on through generations. Will Propser break the curse?

Pick up The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding as an early Halloween surprise. The book has just the right amount of demon creepiness balanced with humor to thrill readers. Turn out the light and read by flashlight for extra spooky fun!