The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki

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Timothy July has been having nightmares. About his brother, who is in a coma after being wounded in Iraq; about his best friend, Stuart, who is behaving like a jerk; about the old biology specimens in jars lining the walls of his classroom; and about Abigail, the new girl who seems to be a magnet for trouble. Or perhaps she is the cause.

Suddenly Timothy’s nightmares are coming true. His brother, his face decaying, approaches Timothy on the street. Stuart ends up in the hospital, terrified that monsters are stalking him. And the specimen jars are tormenting not only Timothy but his teacher as well.

What is the secret in Abigail’s past that is the key to these horrors? And can Timothy figure it out before his nightmares become a deadly reality?

A follow-up to the well-received Stone Child, Dan Poblocki’s second novel will have his readers mesmerized until the last page—and sleeping with the lights on.

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About Dan Poblocki

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Dan Poblocki is the author of the middle-grade novels The Stone Child (2009) and The Nightmarys (2010), as well as the Mysterious Four series (2011). He grew up in Rhode Island and New Jersey, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at
Published August 24, 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 338 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Seventh-grade best friends Timothy and Stuart are both upset when Timothy accidentally volunteers to be a project partner in class with a surly new girl named Abigail.

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With Timothy and Abigail experiencing the jawbone’s evil magic, they have to stop it before the jawbone gets the soul it’s been seeking – ever since Abigail’s grandmother caused its leader to be arrested many years ago after her sister was kidnapped by him and her body never found.

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with Giovanni Gelati as part of Trestle Press's Author's Lab and is headlining the ongoing spiritual introspective series Mark Miller's One.

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