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Howe, James.
New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 1995.
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
ISBN 0689803397
If you like mystery and horror novels, then this book is for you. This book is mainly about a kid named Milo Groot who might be poisoned by the cafteria food. Every day after Milo eats his food, he feels sick to his stomach. No one knows what's wrong with him. Then the next day after he eats his lunch, he suddenly falls to the ground with his cracked glasses inches away from his white face laying on the floor. Later, that day, Milo is sent to the hospital. Sebastian (who isn't Milo's friend) starts to worry about him. So, he is a helper with the cooks in the cafteria. Sebastian thinks Miss Swille (who is a lunch lady at the school) is poisoning Milo's food. When dozens of other students come down with the mysterious illness, it looks like Sebastian might be right about the poison. Many things happen if you read this neverending quest. Will Sebastian every find out what's really happening? Read this book to find out!  (Tasha, student, Musselman Middle School. Bunker Hill, WV
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.


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