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The Doll Maker: Weirdville, #1

The Doll Maker: Weirdville, #1

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The Doll Maker: Weirdville, #1

Length:
76 pages
56 minutes
Released:
Sep 7, 2013
ISBN:
9781622530649
Format:
Book

Description

Derek's little sister wants one of those creepy-looking dolls staring at him from the strange new doll shop in town, and what his sister wants, she gets. Just one problem: the doll maker seems linked to a bunch of mysterious disappearances, and the last thing Derek wants is his sister being next on the doll maker's list.

"...reminds me of the books I grew up with by RL Stine and Christopher Pike. If you loved those, these will be perfect."BookLover

When Derek tells his friends, Martin and Jamie, about the new shop with creepy human-like dolls, they want to see for themselves. That has "bad idea" written all over it, but he takes his friends there anyway.

They meet the mysterious doll maker, who reminds Derek of Dr. Frankenstein, and who brainwashes Martin into buying one of those scary dolls. Derek and Jamie push and pull Martin out of the shop, but something isn't right with their friend. He's shivering all over, and he has no memory of what happened in the shop.

Martin's condition worsens every day, and Derek's sister grows more and more obsessed with her new doll. Derek and Jamie have to find out what's going on, and fast.

"My daughters and I love the 'Weirdville' series! These books are great for kids who enjoy a little spooky reading but not something so scary they can't sleep." ~ A. LeBlanc

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in the "Weirdville" series of spooky-fun adventures. These chapter books are perfect for young readers aged 7-11. [DRM-Free]

Books by Majanka Verstraete:

  • Weirdville – Book 1: "The Doll Maker"
  • Weirdville – Book 2: "House of Horrors"
  • Weirdville – Book 3: "Fright Train"
  • Weirdville – Book 4: "Drowning in Fear"
  • Weirdville – Book 5: "The Clumsy Magician"
  • Weirdville – Book 6: "Grave Error"
  • "Valentina and the Haunted Mansion" (1)
  • "Valentina and the Whackadoodle Witch" (2)
  • "Valentina and the Masked Mummy" (3)

More Great Kids' Books from Evolved Publishing

  • The "Balderdash Saga" Series by J.W. Zulauf
  • The "Emlyn and the Gremlin" Series by Steff F. Kneff
  • The "Sully P. Snooferpoot" Series by Aaron Shaw Ph.D.
  • "Thomas and the Tiger Turtle" and "Bella and the Blue Genie" by Jonathan Gould

Released:
Sep 7, 2013
ISBN:
9781622530649
Format:
Book

About the author

Majanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library. She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her.

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Copyright

www.EvolvedPub.com

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THE DOLL MAKER

Weirdville – Book 1

Copyright © 2013 Majanka Verstraete

Cover Art Copyright © 2013 Noelle Giffin

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ISBN (EPUB Version): 1622530640

ISBN-13 (EPUB Version): 978-1-62253-064-9

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Editor: Lane Diamond

Interior Designer: Lane Diamond

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE:

At the end of this chapter book of approximately 12,086 words, you’ll find a Special Sneak Preview of the next book in the Weirdville series: HOUSE OF HORRORS. We provide this as a FREE extra service, and you should in no way consider it a part of the price you paid for this book. We hope you will both appreciate and enjoy the opportunity. Thank you.

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eBook License Notes:

You may not use, reproduce or transmit in any manner, any part of this book without written permission, except in the case of brief quotations used in critical articles and reviews, or in accordance with federal Fair Use laws. All rights are reserved.

This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only; it may not be resold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, please return to your eBook retailer and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

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Disclaimer:

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or the author has used them fictitiously.

Books by Majanka Verstraete

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WEIRDVILLE

Drowning in Fear

Fright Train

Grave Error

House of Horrors

The Clumsy Magician

The Doll Maker

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VALENTINA’S SPOOKY ADVENTURES

Valentina and the Haunted Mansion

Valentina and the Masked Mummy

Valentina and the Whackadoodle Witch

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www.MajankaVerstraete.com

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What others are saying about the Weirdville series:

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...reminds me of the books I grew up with by RL Stine and Christopher Pike. If you loved those, these will be perfect. ~ BookLover

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My daughters and I love the ‘Weirdville’ series! These books are great for kids who enjoy a little spooky reading but not something so scary they can’t sleep. ~ A. LeBlanc

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Oddly, Majanka Verstraete’s ‘Weirdville’ stories are JUST the right balance of creepy and scary for me, and my tolerance hits right in the middle of the 6- to 10-year-old demographic, perfect readers for this series. ~ Gaele Hi

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"I have read The Doll Maker for myself, but am currently reading it for my 7-year-old son. As an adult, this book wasn’t scary, but an amazingly good read... everything was masterly done for me. To my son? He loves it... and he is so hooked into the story, he’s begging me to keep reading, because he wants to know what happens!" ~ Sabina’s Adventures in Reading

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"This book [The Doll Maker] was like stepping back into my childhood and reading Goosebumps under my blanket with a flashlight. I loved that Verstraete captured that R.L. Stine feel with out being too scary and still very enjoyable." ~ Lydia Yay Books!!

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"My 9-year-old granddaughter Alyssa said, ‘The story was a little spooky and it was awesome. I really loved it because it was creepy.’ This book [Grave Error] was a short but fun read and I enjoyed sharing it with my granddaughter." ~ Jean Smith

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"House of Horrors is my favorite ‘Weirdville’ book to date. There is always the perfect amount of age appropriate scary going on, but this one I found myself holding my breath a couple times or taking a big sigh. Then I laughed at myself... but it is a very good story about facing your own fears...." ~ Tracy Haidle

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"Fright Train...is a great addition to the collection. The Doll Maker set a unique stage for the chapter book genre, feeding on some of the basic fears that children have, and react to dramatically. One could try to compare these to the R.L. Stine series, but they would be wrong to narrowly define them in such a way. Verstraete has a very unique storytelling style that touches the child within, but also reaches the adult reader. ~ Penelope Anne Bartotto

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"My 9-year-old granddaughter Alyssa said, ‘The story was a little spooky and it was awesome. I really loved it because it was creepy.’ This book [Grave Error] was a short but fun read and I enjoyed sharing it with my granddaughter." ~ Jean Smith

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"I read this [Grave Error] to my girls and they loved it. They said it was ‘spooky and funny’ and

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