Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom

Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom

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by Suzy Kline
     
 

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It's the last day of second grade, and Song Lee's having a party at the amusement park to celebrate. Harry can't wait to go on all the rides, except for one—THE DROP OF DOOM. Will Harry face his fear, or will he have to put up with Sidney's teasing all through third grade?See more details below

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It's the last day of second grade, and Song Lee's having a party at the amusement park to celebrate. Harry can't wait to go on all the rides, except for one—THE DROP OF DOOM. Will Harry face his fear, or will he have to put up with Sidney's teasing all through third grade?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Harry loves all things slimy and gross. His classmate Song Lee is having a party at Mountainside Park, a theme park with lots of rides. No one is surprised that the Haunted House is Harry's favorite ride. They are surprised, however, to learn that Harry is terrified of the Drop of Doom, which plunges riders 13 stories in an elevator free fall. Harry has to endure the ride or he will have to endure endless teasing next year in third grade. Horrible Harry's predicament will be familiar to many readers.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3--It's the last day of school for Horrible Harry and the 2B gang and Song Lee has invited the class to a party at the local amusement park to celebrate. With his usual exuberance and brashness, Harry brags that he goes on all the scary rides. His nemesis, Sidney, hears this and challenges him to a ride in the Drop of Doom. As he tells it, "...in this hotel is an elevator. You get in the elevator and go up to the thirteenth floor. Suddenly, SNAP! The cable breaks, and the elevator drops thirteen floors before it stops." Harry looks sick and later admits to his friends that the one thing he's afraid of is elevators. Suspense builds until the final chapter in which the second grader overcomes his phobia, exclaiming, "It's Wonderland!" Readers will join in the laughter when they learn that Sidney had his eyes closed during the descent. Another perfect chapter book for transitional readers.--Suzanne Hawley, Laurel Oak Elementary School, Naples, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140372564
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Horrible Harry Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
159,241
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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