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Barnett, Mac.
New York : Amulet Books, 2015

IL 3-6, RL 4.9
ISBN 1419714910

(3 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

It was the first day of school, and Miles Murphy faced it with a sense of dread; he had just moved to the cow town of Yawnee Valley from his beloved home town back in Florida. Miles looked around and saw all the typical school stuff: typical marquee, typical flagpole, typical bunch of kids milling around, typical school entrance blocked by the typical principal’s car high up on the steps…huh? Wait a minute…what a fantastic prank! The only trouble was, it wasn’t his prank! Back at his old school, he was known as the master of pranks…who was the mastermind here at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy? He had to find out! The one person he was sure it couldn’t be was Niles Sparks, the designated School Helper. Every school has one: the suck-up, the do-gooder, the snitch… Can Miles be out-pranked?

This book is funnier than a rubber chicken… and contains some interesting facts about cows! Hilarious for all ages…fun illustrations.  (Booktalk by the NH Great Stone Face Committee)

Booktalk #2

Miles Murphy, a clever prankster in his old school, has to move to Yawnee Valley. He is amazed on the first day of school to discover the principal's car is parked at the front entrance of the school on the top step. Miles realizes that this school must already have a master prankster. Right from the start Miles is blamed for the stunt. Who is this mysterious prankster at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy?  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalkl #3

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen. In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors - and friends - Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a fast paced, laugh-out-loud novel, hilariously illustrated by Kevin Cornell. (Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

SUBJECTS:   Practical jokes -- Fiction.
                        Tricks -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.
                        Humorous fiction.

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