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Jack Chabert
Jack Chabert & Sam Ricks

Jack Chabert was a hall monitor at Joshua Eaton Elementary School in Reading, Massachusetts. But unlike our hero Sam Graves’s school, Jack’s school was not alive. Jack’s life as a hall monitor was much less exciting than Sam’s—and not nearly as scary!

Today, Jack Chabert monitors the halls of a different building: a strange, old apartment building in New York City that he calls home. His days are spent playing video games, eating junk food, and reading comic books. And at night, he walks the halls, always prepared for the moment when his building will come alive.

Sam Ricks



Sam Ricks went to a haunted grade school, but he never got to be the hall monitor. And, as far as he knows, the school never tried to eat him. Sam graduated from the University of Baltimore with a master’s degree in design.He teaches illustration and design at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City, Utah. And he illustrates strange tales.

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Sam
About Sam

At first, Sam Graves doesn’t want to be the Eerie Elementary hall monitor. But then he learns that the school is ALIVE—and hungry for students! It’s up to Sam to save the day!


  • "Readers who relish the action of Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta series and the just-beyond-safe scares of R. L. Stine’s Rotten School titles may want to enroll at Eerie Elementary."
    –Booklist

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