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The Wavering Werewolf (A Monsterrific Tale #4)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Hair today...gone tomorrow??Okay. It happened to Splat. And to his sister, Angie. How many kids could get "monsterized" in one neighborhood? Well, at least one more apparently. It started with a walk in the woods -- and ended up with an overly fuzzy kid who finds himself howling at the moon.

There is a way for Norman to get back to his old self. But there are two problems:
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Starscape (first published December 1997)
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
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, Nor ...more
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The Wavering Werewolf by David Lubar - Fantasy/Humor – I enjoyed reading from a boy’s perspective as he slowly changed his way of thinking, feeling, physically changing and reacting to things in different ways, and acting and turned into a werewolf. Terrific. I love how David wrote about this character, Norman, who loves math whether it is in math class or simply thinking and playing with numbers, wonderful. How Norman realized that he wasn’t wearing his glasses for over half a day was brilliant ...more
THE WAVERING WEREWOLF is the latest book in David Lubar's Monsterrific Tales series. I haven't read the previous books, but the premise is simple. In each book a kid is accidentally turned into a monster and must choose whether to remain a monster or turn back into a human. The star of THE WAVERING WEREWOLF is Norman, a geeky kid who gets bitten while wandering in the woods.

Those who are familiar with Lubar's books know to expect humor. My biggest laughs came from Norman's strategy to get people
Ms. Yingling
When Norman is attacked in the woods by a wolf and bitten lightly on the nose, his life starts to get weird. His palms itch all the time, he has a craving for meat, and on more than one occasion, he has wanted to go running after small animals. His best friend Sebastian understands, but no one else seems to. His mother wants him to use silver eating utensils, wolfsbane at the science fair makes him sick, and a creepy guy by the name of Teridakian keeps hunting him down and issuing vague threats. ...more
A mostly by-the-numbers middle grade monster novel. Boy goes on field trip in the woods, boy gets temporarily separated from his class, boy gets bit by a werewolf, boy realizes he is becoming a werewolf, boy chooses not to be a werewolf. The plot moved quick and the vocabulary was great and I imagine it would be a stretch for this level of reader in a good way. My gripe on this is that we don't get to know Norman enough, know his feelings, so that we as readers can identify with him. Yes, we get ...more
Perfect addition to our primary school library's collection: werewolf and other monster stories for younger (G3/4) readers. Quite funny while a bit spooky too, in the typical David Lubar style (author of the Weenies stories). The slim volume and accompanying illustrations make it a quick and inviting read for many. I will definitely order the other books in the series.
Alex Wilson
This book was about a kid who was just going on afield trip in the forest and he got separated from the rest of his class and got bit on the nose. He was due to turn to a werewolf and luckily he turned to a werewolf before full moon and found the other werewolf and talked to him and he had a choice to be a werewolf or be a kid.
I really enjoyed the third book in the series, so I look forward to reading this one, too. I hope it has more of the great illustrations!

Note: I received a hardcover copy from the publisher.
Bryce Witte
A classic story told in a rather simple way.
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David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; several short ...more
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