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Title:
Thriller
Author:
Scieszka, Jon.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Walden Pond Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
vii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
This volume provides a collection of ghostly and mysterious stories.
Language:
English
Contents:
The old, dead nuisance / by M.T. Anderson -- Believing in Brooklyn / by Matt de la Peña -- The double eagle has landed / by Anthony Horowitz -- Pirate / by Walter Dean Myers -- Thad, the ghost, and me / by Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Pudding / by Jarrett J. Krosoczka -- The snake mafia / by Gennifer Choldenko -- Nate Macavoy, monster hunter / by Bruce Hale -- Boys will be boys / by James Patterson -- Ghost vision glasses / by Patrick Carman.
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.9 8.0 146328.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.6 14 Quiz: 55206 Guided reading level: U.
ISBN:
9780061963766

9780061963759
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A body on the tracks

A teenage terrorist

A mysterious wish-granting machine

The world's worst private detective

The second volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading is chock-full of mystery, intrigue, and nefarious activity. Featuring some of the best writers around, and compiled by certified guy Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Thriller is a pulse-pounding collection of brand-new short stories, each one guaranteed to keep you riveted until the final page.


Author Notes

Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade.

He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Scieszka serves up the second volume in his Guys Read Library, and the spotlight this time is on thrillers. As he did in Guys Read: Funny Business (2010), Scieszka has commissioned new stories from 10 luminaries, such as Margaret Peterson Haddix, Walter Dean Myers, Gennifer Choldenko, and others, including Krosoczka, who has contributed a graphic story about a boy whose snack of fried pudding grants him superpowers. Among the others, Anthony Horowitz offers a witty story about a boy whose older brother is the worst detective in the world, and Matt de la Pena supplies a moving tale about a wishing machine. Although six of the stories find their thrills in the real world, three are ghost stories. (Bruce Hale, meanwhile, finds monsters in a storm drain.) There are more frissons than thrills here, yet boys will surely find these stories to be compelling reads, and that's the point, isn't it?--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist