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Nightmare at the Bookfair

Gutman, Dan. Book - 2008 J Fiction / Gutman, Dan 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Call Number: J Fiction / Gutman, Dan
On Shelf At: Downtown Library

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When fifth-grader Trip Kindleman, who does not like to read very much, is hit on the head by a heavy box and becomes a character in a series of different books--from a sports story to a science fiction novel to an adventure tale--his view of reading is changed forever.


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Fun view of genres submitted by KathyD on June 29, 2011, 9:28pm Kids sometimes have to read a lot of genres in school. This book places one character in every genre you can think of; every chapter is written in a different style. As a mom who's read a lot of books to boys in the last 10 years, it was fun to see the sometimes stereotypical features of each style highlighted side by side. Placing the boy character in a "girl" chapter was particularly amusing. Maybe this book will encourage you to investigate some genres outside your favorites.

genre bending horror tale submitted by camelsamba on July 10, 2014, 4:37pm Parts of this book are pure comedy gold, but I did not love it nearly as much as my 10yo son. He would rate it a 20 on a scale of 5 - although the girl book chapter might have taken it down a notch (even for him), because that really was tiresome.

Peeve: it seems to me that in the humor chapter, the alliterations were actually all tongue twisters, and the idioms were more like clich├ęs than idioms. Or am I wrong about that? It bugged me as I read it.

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New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 610


Books and reading -- Fiction.