Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is the sequel to the hilariously scary New York Times bestselling novel Nightmares! by multitalented actor Jason Segel and bestselling author Kirsten Miller. You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on!
Charlie Laird has a dream life.
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.
But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.
Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means.
Things are getting freaky again.
Praise for the Nightmares! Series
"Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and...readers will want to accompany him again."—The New York Times Book Review
"A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night."—US Weekly
"Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly
"Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read."—Booklist
"Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews
"An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor."—VOYA
"There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor."—School Library Journal
"Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'"—ILA Literacy Daily
About the Author
Jason Segel used to have nightmares just like Charlie, and just like Charlie, he's learned that the things we're most afraid of are the things that can make us strong...if we're brave enough to face them. Jason likes acting, writing, making music, and hanging out with his friends. Sometimes he writes movies. Sometimes he writes songs for movies. Sometimes he stars in those movies and sings those songs. You might know him from The Muppets and Despicable Me. Your parents might know him from other stuff. Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is his second novel. Look for the other two books in the Nightmares! series, Nightmares! and Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby, available from Delacorte Press.
Kirsten Miller grew up in a small town just like Cypress Creek, minus the purple mansion. She lives and writes in New York City. Kirsten is the author of the acclaimed Kiki Strike books, the New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones, and How to Lead a Life of Crime. Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is the second novel she's written with Jason Segel. You can visit her at kirstenmillerbooks.com or follow @bankstirregular on Twitter.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is filled with adventure, fun,and is filled with mysteries! Read the first book to fully understand this book!!
I really enjoyed the first Nightmares! book because of the underlying message to kids about the importance of facing their fears. Well, book two offered up a new lesson. The importance of dreams. In The Sleepwalker Tonic, young Charlie Laird is back. One day, a mysterious tonic promising to stop your nightmares starts circulating around a nearby town. It sounds like the perfect solution for many sleepless citizens. But before they know it, all of the citizens of Orville Falls are walking around like zombies. It turns out the tonic stops not only nightmares but ALL dreams. Charlie and his friends, along with little brother Jack and stepmom Charlotte, learn just how important dreaming is. They must find a cure for the Sleepwalker Tonic before all worlds – the Netherworld, Dream World, and Waking World – are all destroyed! This book was a fun adventure! It had an original story and, like the first book, was packed with creativity. I would recommend this book for kids and adults alike who need to be reminded of the importance of facing our fears, being brave, and looking a little deeper into our dreams. Read full review at: KaitsBookshelf.com
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