A dreaded visit to a great aunt, a creepy basement that's off-limits and a cast of kooky characters come together in a highly imaginative chapter book for newly independent readers.
Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps takes young readers on a suspenseful trip with lots of surprising twists and turns. Archie is a typical kid who isn't thrilled with mystery meals, strange sounds or having to do someone else's dirty work. Aunt Ruth is a no-nonsense relative who is going to introduce Archie to her eccentric way of living, including experimental gardening. With these two opposites, there's no doubt there will be some differences of opinion and a clash of personalities during the eventful visit.
Archie is sent to his great aunt's house for the weekend while his parents are away. Thanks to a vivid imagination, Archie often comes up with wild ideas in the most unlikely situations. And this time, he is convinced his uncle isn't just 'away'. Plus, Aunt Ruth is determined to keep Archie out of the basement. What could she be hiding down there? Uncle Jock? Gathering all the nerve he can muster, Archie bravely explores the off-limits area to save his uncle. But what he finds is even more bizarre than he ever imagined.
Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps is an entertaining story for children who enjoy spine-tingling mysteries.