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The Flat Stanley Collection (Flat Stanley Series)

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by Jeff Brown, Macky Pamintuan
     
 

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A great way to celebrate Flat Stanley's 50th anniversary—four Flat Stanley books in a box set! Includes Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again!

Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. At only half an inch

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A great way to celebrate Flat Stanley's 50th anniversary—four Flat Stanley books in a box set! Includes Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again!

Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. At only half an inch thick, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite!

And that's only the start of Stanley's adventures. In these four tales, Stanley also becomes invisible and helps nab some bank robbers, journeys to outer space to rescue aliens, and, after being rounded out, turns flat—again! One thing is for sure: There's nothing Stanley Lambchop can't do!

Editorial Reviews

It's been almost four decades since a bulletin board first flattened little Stanley Lambchop and transformed him into a two-dimensional reader favorite. (Well, not exactly two-dimensional: He is half an inch thick!) Now Stanley pops again into sight, introducing a new generation of beginning readers to the hilarious adventures of a paper-thin hero.
Publishers Weekly
Youngsters will welcome the return of favorite characters in an array of beginning chapter books. Stanley Lambchop deflates once more in Stanley, Flat Again, the sixth title in the series by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash. Whereas the hero flew as a kite in Flat Stanley, here he serves as a spinnaker to win a sailboat race. When a building collapses, he slips beneath the wreckage to save a classmate just before it tumbles down. A paperback version of Flat Stanley, also with illustrations by Nash, is being released simultaneously. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.\
Children's Literature
Stanley might be flat, but his story sure isn't. This is the first in a series of books about a boy who is flattened to a mere half inch of thickness by his bulletin board. Quicker than you can say, "poor Stanley," he discovers life as a pancake does have its advantages. Stanley can slip under locked doors, fly like a kite, and get to California cheaply via U.S. mail. Despite his exciting adventures, like helping capture art thieves, Stanley eventually wants to be normal thickness again. Stanley's brother finds a way to help him out. The back of the book has a cardboard Stanley for kids to cut out and mail to their friends. Send Stanley on some new adventures! 2003 (orig. 1964), Harper Collins,
— Connie Van Hoven\
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Based on Jeff Brown's original story (HarperCollins, 1964), this oversize picture book condenses some of the adventures of the ever-popular character who was flattened by a bulletin board. Ending up four feet tall, a foot wide, and half-an-inch thick, Stanley discovers that being flat is not only novel (he can slip under cracks), but also exciting. He is mailed off to California in a large envelope; he can be flown like a huge kite; and one night, disguised as a shepherdess, he hides in a painting in the art museum and foils some thieves. Full-page, cartoon illustrations in watercolor and crayon enhance the story while remaining true to the original. This version of an old favorite will introduce a beloved character to a new generation of younger children. It should have wide appeal.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.\

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061802478
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
Flat Stanley Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
27,305
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Flat Stanley 40th Anniversary Edition

Chapter One

The Big Bulletin Board

Breakfast was ready.

"I will go wake the boys," Mrs. Lambchop said to her husband, George Lambchop. Just then their younger son, Arthur, called from the bedroom he shared with his brother, Stanley.

"Hey! Come and look! Hey!"

Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop were both very much in favor of politeness and careful speech. "Hay is for horses, Arthur, not people," Mr. Lambchop said as they entered the bedroom. "Try to remember that."

"Excuse me," Arthur said. "But look!"

He pointed to Stanley's bed. Across it lay the enormous bulletin board that Mr. Lambchop had given the boys a Christmas ago so that they could pin up pictures and messages and maps. It had fallen, during the night, on top of Stanley.

But Stanley was not hurt. In fact, he would still have been sleeping if he had not been woken by his brother's shout.

"What's going on here?" he called out cheerfully from beneath the enormous board.

Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop hurried to lift it from the bed.

"Heavens!" said Mrs. Lambchop.

"Gosh!" said Arthur. "Stanley's flat!"

"As a pancake," said Mr. Lambchop. "Darndest thing I've ever seen."

"Let's all have breakfast," Mrs. Lambchop said. "Then Stanley and I will go see Dr. Dan and hear what he has to say."

In his office, Dr. Dan examined Stanley all over.

"How do you feel?" he asked. "Does it hurt very much?"

"I felt sort of tickly for a while after I got up," Stanley Lambchop said, "but I feel fine now."

"Well, that's mostly how it is with these cases," said Dr.Dan.

"We'll just have to keep an eye on this young fellow," he said when he had finished the examination. "Sometimes we doctors, despite all our years of training and experience, can only marvel at how little we really know."

Mrs. Lambchop said she thought Stanley's clothes would have to be altered by the tailor now, so Dr. Dan told his nurse to take Stanley's measurements.

Mrs. Lambchop wrote them down.

Stanley was four feet tall, about a foot wide, and half an inch thick.

Flat Stanley 40th Anniversary Edition. Copyright © by Jeff Brown. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.\

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Meet the Author

Jeff Brown created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including Flat Stanley, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley's Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again!

Macky Pamintuan is an accomplished artist who lives in the Philippines with his wife, Aymone; their baby girl, Alison; and a West Highland white terrier named Winter.

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The Flat Stanley Collection (Flat Stanley Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Stanley is a boy who certainly handles the unexpected. In the first book of this four-book collection, FLAT STANLEY, Stanley is suddenly flattened when a bulletin board lands on him. His worried parents take him to the doctor who says everything is fine. Instead of Stanley being discouraged by his situation, he discovers some perks that come with being flat. He's able to fly like a kite, go to California in an envelope, and even help catch thieves. However, being flat does get old. Luckily, Stanley's brother, Arthur, is able to help him out.

Stanley's life continues to be exciting, even as a round person again. In STANLEY IN SPACE, the President of the United States contacts Stanley and asks for Stanley's family to go into outer space. The Lambchop family travels to the planet Tyrra and meets the Tyrrans, who are very small indeed. The Tyrrans are having problems, but Stanley and his family know just how to help this distant civilization.

In INVISIBLE STANLEY, eating fruit during a storm proves to be just the combination to turn Stanley invisible. He's been flat, he's been to outer space, but invisible? That creates all new kinds of problems. And advantages. Stanley is able to help a stranger ride a bike, help his brother perform magic tricks, and help the police once again. However, when Stanley is tired of not being seen, he is lucky to have his brother help him out again.

When Stanley gets flat once more in STANLEY FLAT AGAIN, Arthur is not able to unflatten him. Stanley has entirely new sets of adventures his second time around as a flat boy. His flat body makes for a perfect sail and helps Mr. Jones to win a boat race. But when a little girl is trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building, Stanley, with his flat and flexible body seems to be the only hope for her rescue. Will Stanley be able to get to the girl? Will he be able to get her out without causing the building to collapse further?

Join Stanley and his family in their amazing adventures. Laugh along with Stanley as he enjoys the advantages of his differences rather than allowing them to limit him. Cheer for his courage as he bravely helps others. Imagine all of the things you could do if you were flat. Or invisible. Or in outer space. There are so many possibilities...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember reading Flat Stanley when I was younger so when I saw the box set I had to purchase it for my step-son. He has not started the books yet but he did sleep with the box set the first night I gave it to him. This is a good book for boys since Stanley is flattened in the first book and goes through adventures in the mail. It's a fun set of stories that are a treasure to pass down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Participated in 2009 Flat Stanley project for family relative in 2nd grade in Wisconsin with adventure traveling to Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Purchased Flat Stanley collection series and two recent releases for his reading enjoyment--The Mount Rushmore Calamity & The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery (Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures Series #1/#2).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stanley is a boy who certainly handles the unexpected. In the first book of this four-book collection, FLAT STANLEY, Stanley is suddenly flattened when a bulletin board lands on him. His worried parents take him to the doctor who says everything is fine. Instead of Stanley being discouraged by his situation, he discovers some perks that come with being flat. He¿s able to fly like a kite, go to California in an envelope, and even help catch thieves. However, being flat does get old. Luckily, Stanley¿s brother, Arthur, is able to help him out. Stanley¿s life continues to be exciting, even as a round person again. In STANLEY IN SPACE, the President of the United States contacts Stanley and asks for Stanley¿s family to go into outer space. The Lambchop family travels to the planet Tyrra and meets the Tyrrans, who are very small indeed. The Tyrrans are having problems, but Stanley and his family know just how to help this distant civilization. In INVISIBLE STANLEY, eating fruit during a storm proves to be just the combination to turn Stanley invisible. He¿s been flat, he¿s been to outer space, but invisible? That creates all new kinds of problems. And advantages. Stanley is able to help a stranger ride a bike, help his brother perform magic tricks, and help the police once again. However, when Stanley is tired of not being seen, he is lucky to have his brother help him out again. When Stanley gets flat once more in STANLEY FLAT AGAIN, Arthur is not able to unflatten him. Stanley has entirely new sets of adventures his second time around as a flat boy. His flat body makes for a perfect sail and helps Mr. Jones to win a boat race. But when a little girl is trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building, Stanley, with his flat and flexible body seems to be the only hope for her rescue. Will Stanley be able to get to the girl? Will he be able to get her out without causing the building to collapse further? Join Stanley and his family in their amazing adventures. Laugh along with Stanley as he enjoys the advantages of his differences rather than allowing them to limit him. Cheer for his courage as he bravely helps others. Imagine all of the things you could do if you were flat. Or invisible. Or in outer space. There are so many possibilities¿ **Reviewed by: Dianna Geers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found the Flat Stanley series of books to be perfect to read to my 5 year old. He is just learning to read, so he cannot read them himself yet, but he enjoys listening to long stories. These are at a level that are entertaining to him and not too mature.
vhauser More than 1 year ago
My son really enjoyed this book series because it kept hin interested. He liked the characters...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoping your child loves something the same as you aint gonna happen. If you want a child to learn. You MUST lead by example. Its just that one little thing.
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Flat stanley is the dumdies book on this plant
onekayjay More than 1 year ago
I love the books and I hope my son does some day. This is a great box set for first reader of this books.
lirose77 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this Flat Stanley collection for my second grade son. I found out that they read the original Flat Stanley book at school in class. My son actually wanted to read these books. Well worth the $9.99 for 4 chapter books!!
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It is good and shows a lot of emotion
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Flat+stanley=stupidness