Looniverse #1 by David Lubar
Stranger Things (A Branches Book)

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Despite the comical cartoon illustrations on every page, this setup volume is just possibly too clever to give its target audience any reason to read on.
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This wacky new series will have kids on the edge of their seats!



This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!



LOONIVERSE is an exciting new series that combines fantasy and humor. In this first book, Ed finds a coin bearing the words "strange, stranger." Once this coin comes into his life, strange things start happening all around him. One of his friends gets stuck in midair, his brother turns into a pool float, and his sister's food makes its way off her plate! Even more bizarre events all lead up to a surprise ending, leaving Ed with a new responsibility and a realization that there's more to this mysterious coin than meets the eye!
 

About David Lubar

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David Lubar grew up in New Jersey and now lives next door in Pennsylvania. Armed with a degree in philosophy from Rutgers University and no marketable job skills, he spent several years as a starving writer before accidentally discovering that he knew how to program computers. He is now a full-time writer and the author of eleven books for teens and young readers, including DUNK (Clarion Books), FLIP (Tor), and WIZARDS OF THE GAME(Philomel). David Lubar lives with his wife; they have one highly intelligent daughter and three idiosyncratic cats.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by Scholastic Inc.. 101 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on Feb 27 2013

Despite the comical cartoon illustrations on every page, this setup volume is just possibly too clever to give its target audience any reason to read on.

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