Possessions: The Better House Trap,
which was published late last month, is the third book in Ray Fawkes’s series about Gurgazon the pit demon, who is trapped in the house of an eccentric old lady who likes to collect ghosts and other supernatural creatures. The book is filled with slapstick humor; last year, at C2E2, Fawkes described it as “a kids’ book where the main characters light on fire and scream and run around.”
“I love the dialogue,” Casoni remarked, showing a slide where the series protagonist declares, “Gurgazon will dine on the entrails of her enemies.”
“I’m just trying to teach vocabulary to kids,” Fawkes said.
Not too many people are doing dark humor for kids, and even fewer are doing it as well as Fawkes. Check the preview and see for yourself.