EARLY CHAPTER BOOK REVIEW: The Locker Ate Lucy! by Jack Chabert


Sam Graves's school is ALIVE!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In the second book in the series, Sam Graves's friend Lucy disappears into her locker! Sam and his friend Antonio follow a trail of clues that leads them through the locker and deep inside the school. Will they find Lucy? Will they learn why the school is ALIVE? Sam and Antonio must rescue Lucy from this scary school before it's too late!


Sam and his friends are determined to discover what happened to make Eerie Elementary School come alive.  Unfortunately as they get ready to go outside for a weather lesson, Lucy disappears by her locker.  Sam and Antonio must battle the school to get their friend back and hopefully discover a few answers along the way.  This is a great series for children who want something a bit creepy but aren't ready for R.L. Stine.  The addition of the black pages with white type in some areas of the book helps create a creepy atmosphere.  These Branches books that Scholastic puts out work really well for readers who are ready to move on to chapter books but who still enjoy lots of illustrations.  The illustrations in the book are plentiful and do a great job creating the spooky feel of the book.


  1. My kids and I just read the first book in this series. So much fun!


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