Charlie Laird recently lost his mother and his father has remarried. He believes that his stepmother is a witch, she dresses funny and makes him eat green pancakes. Ever since Charlie, his dad, and brother moved into the purple mansion, he has been wrecked with horrible dreams. He believes that a witch, who looks similar to his stepmother, wants to eat him.
Nightmares become a reality for Charlie when his is tricked into going to the Nightmare World in search of his brother. Charlie and his friends need to face their fears if they want to make it back home. Along the way, Charlie makes some allies with some of the scariest monsters.
This was read by Jason Segel.