Description Seven Spiders Spinning de Gregory Maguire:
Seven baby Siberian snow spiders, frozen since the Ice Age, defrost on their way to a science lab. They wake up in a wood where the Tattletales girls club are planning for the school Halloween Horror Pageant. Their goal is to wipe the floor with their arch-enemies the Copycats (all boys, naturally). For the spiders it's love at first sight! And one by one, the talented Tarantulas find their way to the school, each in search of his special Tattletale. But, as each one fails to return, the others become sadder, and madder, so when the final three reach the school it's not love, but murder they have in mind! Will this be the scariest Halloween Pageant ever? And can the Tattletales and Copycats join forces to save their school from disaster? A hilariously hair-raising story, full of suspense.
Gregory Maguire was born and raised in the United States. He has also lived in Dublin and London. He is a writer of fantasies, science fiction, picture books and historical novels, and he also composes music, is an artist, and loves to travel. He is a founder member of Children's Literature New England, which organises an annual summer school on children's literature. He is a popular speaker at conferences on children's literature and in schools.