Floors #2: 3 Below

Floors #2: 3 Below

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by Patrick Carman
     
 

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Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel. Now that Leo has uncovered a few secrets behind the wacky Whippet Hotel, he'll have to save it! Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo…  See more details below

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Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel. Now that Leo has uncovered a few secrets behind the wacky Whippet Hotel, he'll have to save it! Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet - and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Fans who enjoyed Floors (Scholastic, 2011) and want more of the same should be pleased with Leo and Remi's latest excursion. The fate of the wild and wacky Whippet Hotel is once again in the hands of 10-year-old Leo Fillmore. Merganzer Whippet, the eccentric owner of New York City's most unusual hotel, has just discovered that the building is dangerously in debt. The brilliant inventor has recruited Leo and his friend, Remi, and has given them a quest to recover the items necessary to avert disaster. The two boys must venture deep into uncharted territory in the subbasements of the hotel to retrieve what Merganzer needs. This lightweight fantasy adventure provides puzzles to solve, fabulous rooms and inventions to explore, and large dollops of humor meant to tickle the funny bones of reluctant readers. This second installment doesn't deviate from the tried-and-true formula: one-dimensional villains get thwarted, children are given free rein for thrilling adventures without too much danger, and the designer of the drama is conveniently pulling the strings so that everything comes out right in the end.—Stephanie Whelan, New York Public Library
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Praise for FLOORS:

"Carman has not only created a beguiling building but populated it with a sympathetic company of oddfellows, plus a few nefarious creatures...Readers will come to feel totally invested in the hotel, just as they will come to love Leo" -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Carman delivers a madcap mystery reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Ellen Raskin, complete with bizarre inventions, a mystery involving a missing billionaire and his fortune, and even a crazy elevator or two." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"This story will tug at the imagination of any readers with a healthy appetite for adventure." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Mixing mystery; colorfully drawn, offbeat characters; and some Willy Wonka–evoking flourishes, this series starter offers an absorbing, entertaining read with an appealing and sympathetic protagonist. Fantastical inventions and humorous scenarios abound, but the story also sensitively explores themes of loss, healing, and family." -- BOOKLIST

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545469715
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Floors Series , #2
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
338,035
File size:
17 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Patrick Carman is the bestselling author of numerous series for young readers, including The Land of Elyon, Elliot's Park, Skeleton Creek, Atherton, Trackers, Dark Eden, and 3:15. He got his start as a storyteller weaving bedtime tales for his two daughters. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family.

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3 Below (Floors Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, creative, wonderfully descriptive and suspenseful!!! Leo and his friend Remi manage the wacky Whippet Hotel. The hotel, with its many floors of great fun, also contains mystery floors that Leo and Remi have not yet discovered. When Merganzer Whippet, the owner of the Whippet Hotel, discovers that the Whippet Hotel is dangerously in debt because "taxes have not been paid," he enlists the help of Leo & Remi to help "save the hotel." He gives them a list of items they must find and put in place before the deadline. Along the way, Leo & Remi encounter puzzles that need solving and come across floors within the hotel they didn't know existed. "3 Below" is the second in the "Floors" series by Patrick Carman and is absolutely a great book. Targeted for the reading age of 4th-6th graders. It is a fantasy book without "the dark side" that comes with so many adventure/fantasy books. With all its very descriptive narratives, it helps the reader visualize the hotel and its wacky characters and mysterious floors easily. (rev. P.Howard) DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of "3 Below" was given to us in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!!!! I just finished it. It was so good. If you likedbthee first book you will definitly love this one. Leo and Remi dicover many new floors and meet so interesting people along the way. This book is definitly for all fans of Floors #1! I highly reccommend this book to everyone ( after you read the first book, Floors, of course! ). I loved this book soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sitting next to somone right now who is reading it happy snowday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It some how left my divice i dont know how:( ?
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Patrick Cartmen does an amazing story on his seccond instulment for the floors series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This trilogy is an amazing read. 9-12 yearolds love it! It's a wonderful story about a boy, Leo, and his all-time best buddy, Remi, who work together to help solve mysteries and puzzles. They live in a hotel, The Whippet, and are the maintenance and door men. Leo owns the hotel and access to every one of it's many secrets. Join Leo and Remi as they take the ride of their life, without leaving the safety of the hotel, where they encounter enemies such as Ms.Sparks and friends like Blop the Robot who either despise or support them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good, even better than floors. Read It!