Two families of spiders, the Websters and the Silksmiths share the attic in an old, Victorian house. Harry Silksmith, the arrogant father and his wife Spinera are stricken when their baby is born missing one appendage. The two families join forces to find the eminent Dr. Threads. This brilliant scientist lives in the basement and may be able to help the hatchling. The Silksmiths and Websters must overcome their differences and battle the many adversities they encounter. The spider's lives are in further danger when they become entangled with the Anderson family, who also live in the old house. Donald Anderson is constantly pestering his younger sister Susan and hatches a plot to sabotage her science project. He is surprised when the plan backfires. During the spider's journey, the Webster's only child Spinner is in grave danger when he is captured by Donald. Spinner had been taught when in danger Stop, Drop and CURL UP! Will this be enough to save his life? What sets this work apart and makes it unique is that throughout the novel the reader is not only entertained but is also educated. The reader learns information about spiders, their anatomy, habits and lifestyle in an amusing tale of bravery and fellowship. Follow these two families on their quest to help the hatchling.
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