No one takes Spencer Zumbro seriously when he tried to warn his classmates about the mysterious things prowling the halls and classrooms of Welcher Elementary School. But when he sees Marv, the janitor, going after one of the creatures with a vacuum, he knows he's not the only one who can see them. With the help of his new friend, Daisy, Spencer has to find out what the janitors know. The children's search uncovers the magic taking place behind the scenes of their seemingly ordinary school, where a battle is being waged for the minds of the students. Who can be trusted - and can Spencer and Daisy protect their school and possibly the world?
©2011 Tyler Whitesides (P)2011 Shadow Mountain
"Spins plenty of action... an entertaining ruckus." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Action-packed and surprising! Readers will become convinced of the value of telling the truth, while having lots of fun along the way." (Publishers Weekly)
"Entertaining... with plenty of twists and turns!" (Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author)
This story is creative and fun. It has a good way of describing feelings associated with choices kids learn to make for themselves. My boys (ages 6yrs - 16 yrs) love it.
Fun story & characters. I especially liked the lesson on standing up for what you know is true, instead of being a "chameleon" (changing the amount of truth you tell to suit different situations).
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