A yellow Once Upon a Book Club box is at the top. Below the box are a yellow box, orange drawstring bag, pink folder, hardcover special edition of The Monster Hypothesis, book flyer, book-shaped sticker, coloring page, and bookmark. The boxes, folder, and bag are all labeled with page numbers.
A hardcover edition of The Monster Hypothesis is on top of a yellow Once Upon a Book Club box. In front of the box are a yellow rectangular box, an orange drawstring bag, and folder. The boxes and bags all have page numbers.

The Bayou Curse - Full Box

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Grab our March 2023 Middle Grade featuring The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard plus three gifts that bring this exciting adventure to life! Middle Grade boxes are recommended for all young readers ages 7-12 and include gender-neutral gifts for everyone to enjoy!

How It Works!
  1. Start reading your monthly book! Each box includes an exciting new read and your experience begins the moment you turn to page one.
  2. As you read, you'll find "Open Your Gift" sticky notes! Unwrap the gift with the matching page number and experience the book coming to life before your eyes!
  3. Chat about your reading experience with readers around the globe! Our private Facebook group is the perfect place to meet dedicated readers like you!

About the Book

Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one monster curse.

Correction: home to 
454 people, now that Kick Winter is living in the swamp Hollows with her Grandma Missouri, the town (fake) psychic. Bohring is anything but boring for Kick who has already blown a hole through the kitchen floor, befriended a chicken-eating gator, and discovered that the town's hundred-year curse is upon them.

It's the Bohring curse and all the kids are about to become monsters-or so the legend goes. People are worried-except for Kick. She knows there's a scientific explanation for everything, especially curses and monsters. But Kick is the new kid in school and she's determined to make a name for herself . . . by pretending to be psychic.

According to her calculations: one teeny-tiny life + (fake) psychic skills = popularity. But when kids start disappearing and glowing creatures start showing up, Kick's theory quickly evaporates in a puff of foul-smelling swamp gas. Can Kick use her (real) science smarts to prove the curse is a hoax? Or is it just-maybe-sort of-somehow possible the curse 
is here?

Author Romily Bernard weaves a fast-paced middle-grade mystery filled with humor and scientific intrigue, set in a perfectly eerie Southern town.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

How fun! Really brings the story to life.


We received this box and actually gave it to my daughters teacher for her class. They loved it. They liked the gifts, but the book was fun to read together as a class. Very well done.

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