Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex

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Eastwood Elementary has a new student, and he's nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone's new classmates team up to help him triumph over hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his first pop quiz?

About Michael Rex

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Writer-illustrator MICHAEL REX has made his mark on the kids book industry with New York Times bestselling picture book parodies like Goodnight Goon and The Runaway Mummy, graphic novels like Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, and with an appearance on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice.

Author Residence: Leonia, NJ
Published January 5, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Fangbone ends up in class 3G, an unfortunate and uncoordinated motley crew who desperately needs help to win their upcoming beanball tournament (it's “like dodgeball, but the balls are smaller and you throw harder”).

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Flat, primitive art in yellow and gray brings to mind “what if the Wimpy Kid was instead Conan’s kid?” The book’s not attractive, but it is easy to read and very expressive.

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Fangbone is a young barbarian who has come to our world to guard and hide the big toe of Lord Drool, an evil goblin wizard who is trying to take over Fangbone’s universe.||Fangbone attends his friend Bill’s birthday party (which he messes up, big time) and Lord Drool shows up at the party and t...

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Along with the help of Bill and his classmates, Fangbone tries to keep the egg safe while continuing to fight creatures sent to destroy them all.

Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian


Fangbone and his newfound friends have lots of crazy and exciting adventures and work together to try and stop Drool.I was surprised to find out this was a graphic novel.

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