Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom
Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom
Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom
“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

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Paranormal

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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A mysterious and strange looking man has moved into an abandoned house on Hardscrabble Street, and the whole town is curious.

Gail, Jerry and Nancy meet their new neighbor, Dr. Fell, as he is moving in. They notice right away that there is something slightly strange about this man.

Dr. Fell immediately builds a magnificent playground as a gift to the children in the neighborhood. It is like nothing the children have ever seen!  Every child in town wants to play on it, even when they are supposed to be in school!

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