The Celery Stalks at Midnight

by James Howe

Paperback, 2002



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Aladdin Paperbacks (2002), 111 pages


Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire when there is a harvest of white vegetables on the morning after the night that Bunnicula was probably wandering through the neighborhood.


Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 1986)
Sequoyah Book Award (Nominee — Children's — 1986)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Children's Fiction — 1985)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Nominee — 1986)
Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades 3-5 — 1987)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (Nominee — 1986)


Original publication date


Physical description

111 p.; 7.4 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Carol420
Okay... This is different than what i usually post here. You might as well meet my friend Jessica. As long as there are books in this series, I have a feeling that she is going to be reading to me A LOT. I don't mind...I can think of so many less pleasing things a 9-year-old could do...and her
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grandmother has bought her all the rest of Bunnicula..sigh. These are funny and I love Bunnicula and his friends. My daughter brought home a French-Lop and it may have been at least part I can relate. Anyway...we finished this one this morning and it was 144 pages of pure nonsense and delight. Absolutely wonderful characters and Jessica commented about halfway thought the book that none of Bunnicula's friends were mad at him, they were all worried about him, and they didn't call him names to make him feel bad. So maybe some of our people that are "in charge" should meet Bunnicula and his friends. The fun never stops with Harold and Chester and who can resist a vampire bunny?
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LibraryThing member bragan
This is a sequel to the children's classic, Bunnicula, the story of the vampire bunny who drains vegetables of their juice, which I somehow only read very, very late in life. Actually, it's the third book in the series, something I didn't realize until I was about to start it. Apparently by not
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reading the second one, I missed the introduction of a new puppy to the cast of household pets. But never mind! I still enjoyed this. It's cute and amusing, full of silly animal hijinks and puns about vegetables, one of those kids' books, like the original Bunnicula, that I'm sure I would have enjoyed as a kid and which still manages to bring a smile to my face now.

I will, however, repeat the PSA I felt compelled to offer when reviewing the first book: No matter what the canine narrator of this story might think, PLEASE DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG CHOCOLATE. Thank you.
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LibraryThing member quicksilvertears
I was not a huge fan of Bunnicula but I thought I would try the sequel. I was not super impressed with this one either. I know that children love these books I just can't figure out why. The interaction between Chester and Harold is funny at times though and kept me reading.
LibraryThing member adventures
The Celery Stalks at Midnight: This a good funny read. Nothing really dark and evil. Chester the cat is worried that Bunnicula the household rabbit is a vampire. Instead of drinking blood he drinks Vegetable juices. When Bunnicula goes missing Chester is certain that Bunnicula is collecting his
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minions to do his evil work. So he, Harold and Howie go off on an adventure to save the world. Fiction/ comedy
I liked this book. It wasn't my most favorite Bunnicula book but it was an easy read. It was short and funny. My favorite character is the new puppy Howie. He's so funny. =) The only bad part of this book that I thought it was kind of predictable. I could almost see what would happen before it happened. Still a good book.
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LibraryThing member meadert
The Celery Stalks at midnight is a cute book about a vampire bunny rabbit who sucks the juice out of vegetables, and the pets have to stop him!
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Very adorable but horrifically dated.
LibraryThing member lquilter
Cute, but not nearly as funny as the very first Bunnicula.
LibraryThing member Othemts
A more direct sequel to the first novel as Bunnicula escapes from the house leaving a trail of dead, blanched vegetables in his wake. Chester's suspicions are again aroused and he draws in Harold and the new dimwitted puppy Howie into his investigation, leading to mayhem. It's very silly and funny.
LibraryThing member ChazziFrazz
Bunnicula is missing! Chester, the cat, is convinced Bunnicula has escaped and has drained the living juice out of vegetables. It is further confirmed when he finds a white carrot (I wonder if it is a parsnip). Chester enlists (more like bosses) Harold, the dog, and Howie, the dachshund puppy, to
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help in finding Bunnicula before the who town is turned into vampires.

This may be a kids' book, but adults will get laughs from it. Searching for Bunnicula, the animals wind up on a wild ride in a truck full of garbage to the dump (phew!), destroying the scenery for an outside Halloween play, terrorizing a white cat (who will be looking for revenge) and even more craziness.

This is the third book in a series. I've recently review "Howliday Inn" and plan to read the first, "Bunnicula," and the last, "Return to Howliday Inn." Not long reads but really fun.

Again, this is told by Harold, the dog.
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LibraryThing member SumisBooks
So cute...
Harold and Chester are back in this all out war against vampiric vegetables! When Bunnicula gets loose everyone is only a bite mark away from falling victim to his undead vegetable minions.
These books are so cute. Love them. Highly recommend.
LibraryThing member adaq
Cute, but not nearly as funny as the very first Bunnicula.
LibraryThing member talon2claw
I read this book to my son. He got such a kick out of it.




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