Journal of a Teenage Genius

Journal of a Teenage Genius

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by Helen V. Griffith
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her recent picture books, Georgia Music and Grandaddy's Place, Griffith displayed a gentle, wry humor. In this novel, she pulls out the stops with a much zanier wit. In fact, when readers first encounter Zack, a journal-keeping genius, they may not know if the results of his experiments are being greatly exaggerated, or if Zack's telling the truthhe is. He turns a poodle (temporarily) into a boy; invents a growing solution that causes him to shrink on a date with Loretta; and uses a time machine to go back into the past (but not centuries back, just a couple of years, where he meets an old enemy and paves the way for present-day friendship). He also helps Loretta's grandfather return to his homea place not of this earth. There is a rat-a-tat pace to the prose; readers, like Zack, will find themselves in and out of situations at head-spinning speed. An upbeat fantasy with a joyfully optimistic hero at its helm. Ages 8-12. (August)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688072261
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1987
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
121
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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