Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom (Hardcover)

By David Neilsen

Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781101935781, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2016

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"Such deliciously creepy fun I fell in love with Dr. Fell " --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

When the mysterious Dr. Fell moves into the abandoned house that had once been the neighborhood kids' hangout, he immediately builds a playground to win them over. But as the ever-changing play space becomes bigger and more elaborate, the children and their parents fall deeper under the doctor's spell.

Only Jerry, Nancy, and Gail are immune to the lure of his extravagant wonderland. And they alone notice that when the injuries begin to pile up on the jungle gym, somehow Dr. Fell is able to heal each one with miraculous speed. Now the three children must find a way to uncover the doctor's secret power without being captivated by his trickery.

"Deliciously dark, funny, and foreboding, Neilsen's first novel delivers with broad appeal." --Booklist

"Recommended for school libraries that need to breathe life into their traditional mystery collections." --School Library Journal


About the Author

David Neilsen is a classically trained actor/storyteller, a journalist, and a theater/improvisation teacher for children and adults. During the Halloween season, David can be found telling spooky tales to audiences of all ages, or performing one of his one-man shows based on the stories of horror author H. P. Lovecraft. David lives in New York with his family. David's next middle grade novel, Beyond the Doors, will be published in Summer 2017. Visit him at david-neilsen.com.
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