This wonderfully wise and witty new collection is full of surprises as ordinary kids in offbeat situations uncover the unexpected--about themselves and others. In the title story, Carrie and Sam discover that while the Lord of the Fries, a legendary short--very short!--order cook at the Burger Barn, talks tough, he is anything but. In "Ick" Garnet and Brody find a clever way to use ick, the strange disease that killed Brody's goldfish, to protect a friend from the advances of a teacher. In "The Bermuda Triangle," a story full of missing things--buried treasure, a father, and even a young boy's voice--Billy Bones, an odd old man, and Jim Hawkins, a grieving young boy, find the unexpected gift of friendship. These stories, seven in all, shine with unforgettable characters, wry humor, and, best of all, a sense of the possible.
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Published January 1, 1999
by House of Anansi / Not Applicable.
Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.