Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed! by Frances O'Roark Dowell

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Phineas L. MacGuire—a.k.a. Mac—aims to be the best fourth-grade scientist ever. It’s a tall order, but he’s confident that he can achieve his goal, especially since Aretha has asked him to help her earn a Girl Scout badge by creating the mold that produces penicillin. How many fourth graders can say they’ve reproduced penicillin? None, as far as Mac knows. And who knows more about mold than Mac? But soon Mac is busy managing Ben’s campaign for class president and dealing with his weird new babysitter. How can he focus on mold?
 

About Frances O'Roark Dowell

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Frances O’Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; Where I’d Like to Be; the bestselling The Secret Language of Girls and its sequels The Kind of Friends We Used to Be and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away; Chicken Boy; Shooting the Moon, which was awarded the Christopher Medal; the Phineas L. MacGuire series; Falling In; the teen novel Ten Miles Past Normal; and most recently, the critically acclaimed The Second Life of Abigail Walker. She lives with her husband and two sons in Durham, North Carolina. Connect with Frances online at FrancesDowell.com.
 
Published June 14, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Mac is a thoroughly likable kid, whose easy sense of self makes it that much harder to understand the spiky Mac R., but which also helps him to help his partner win over their classmates.

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Hoping to earn enough money for a week at Space Camp in Alabama, fourth-grader Phineas MacGuire takes a job as a dog walker—a ready-made opportunity for a budding scientist.

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A little older and wiser after receiving only an honorable mention in the school science fair, inveterate list-maker Phineas “Mac” Maguire revises his fourth-grade goals from “1.

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