Project Jackalope by Emily Ecton

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Jeremy's troubles begin when his eccentric neighbor leaves him an "experiment" for safekeeping—a jackalope! This so-called mythological creature looks like a bunny rabbit, but comes with razor-sharp antlers and is purported to be a ruthless killer. When government agents show up at Jeremy's house seeking the jackalope for their own nefarious purposes, Jeremy must find a way to protect the jackalope, and himself. So he reluctantly joins forces with Agatha, his holier-than-thou genius neighbor. Together, with the jackalope (and his weapons-grade antlers) tucked away in a backpack, they have only one chance to save Jack and still get their science fair projects in on time. With her striking sense of humor, Emily Ecton has created a hilarious and suspenseful adventure, complete with a compelling and unforgettable cast of characters.

About Emily Ecton

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Emily Ecton is a writer and producer for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the NPR news quiz show. She has also been a playwright, a chinchilla wrangler, an ice cream scooper, and a costume character. She lives in Chicago with her dog, Binky.
Published March 9, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 257 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Professor Twitchett is too sensible to believe in mythical creatures, so he just calls Jack “one of my experiments.” And his experiment is ruining Jeremy’s life.

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City Book Review

I was beginning to see why everybody wanted the little guy so much.” Emily Ecton has crafted a great, fun story that will have middle-grade boys and girls turning pages from the beginning of this tale right through to the end.

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Portland Book Review

Jeremy joins forces with Agatha, his strong and intelligent neighbor, to find the missing professor, protect their new hairy friend and root out a traitor with a nasty plan.

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Jeremy's apartment building is a little out of the ordinary, Oh not his family;

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