Welcome to Weirdville: The Doll Maker
Welcome to Weirdville, the scariest town on earth. Something ancient and evil is lurking in the shadows of this quaint, little town, and every now and then it comes out to play…
A new doll shop has opened up in town, but nobody seems to know when exactly the small shop opened its doors. The interior is a little worn, so it looks like it’s been around for a while, but it’s hidden between two larger buildings, almost completely out of sight. It’s called “The Doll Maker”, but the dolls don’t look like they’re fun to play with at all. They’re creepy, too lifelike, replica’s of small toddlers with eyes that seem to follow you everywhere you go.
Nobody knows the mysterious shop owner by any other named except “The Doll Maker”. It’s said that he’s a distant cousin of the Weird family, founders of Weirdville, but there’s no proof to back it up. Fortunately for the strange shop owner though, the residents of Weirdville are more concerned by the sudden disappearance of several children to worry much about his new business endavour…
In The Doll Maker, the first book in the Weirdville series (which can all be read as stand-alones), Derek and his friends have to find out what’s going on at the strange new doll shop in town, before it’s too late…
Watch for The Doll Maker, the 1st book in this lower-grade chapter book series, coming September 23, 2013.
Derek’s little sister wants one of those creepy-looking dolls, staring at him from the strange new doll shop in town, and what his sister wants, she gets. Now they’re stuck with a doll that looks so human, it gives Derek the creeps.
When Derek tells his friends, Martin and Jamie, about the new shop with creepy human-like dolls, they want to see for themselves. That has “bad idea” written all over it, but he takes his friends there anyway.
They meet the mysterious doll maker, who reminds Derek of Dr. Frankenstein, and who brainwashes Martin into buying one of those scary dolls. Derek and Jamie push and pull Martin out of the shop, but something isn’t right with their friend. He’s shivering all over, and he has no memory of what happened in the shop.
Martin’s condition worsens every day, and Derek’s sister grows more and more obsessed with her new doll. Derek and Jamie have to find out what’s going on, and fast, because….
…the doll maker seems linked to a bunch of mysterious disappearances, and the last thing Derek wants is his sister, or his friend, being next on the doll maker’s list.