The Werewolf Club Meets the Hound of the Basketballs
Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater
(Atheneum, Oct. 1, 2001)
Even a child who is pure of heart And does his homework neatly May become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms And the moon is full completely What's small and round and smells like knackwurst, and is very, very scary? The Werewolf Club is about to find out! After a stop at the Local Yokel Diner to eat jitterbugs (you don't want to know), the young werewolves are off to Basketball Hall, the ancestral home of their teacher Mr. Talbot's uncle, Hugo Basketball. Generations of Basketballs have been cursed by their servants, the peculiar Barrymores, (it's so hard to get good help) not to mention by the monstrous Hound of the Basketballs. Who better to vanquish the frightful hound, Hugo figures, than a pack of werewolves? So, with the moon full (and their bellies full of knackwurst and sauerkraut), our intrepid heroes are once again risking their young lives to rid the world of evil. But what about the haunted pastrami?