Locked in the Library!: A Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Book 6

Locked in the Library!: A Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Book 6

by Marc Brown, Stephen Krensky, Couper, Marc Tolon Brown
     
 

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After Arthur calls Francine a marshmallow, she refuses to speak to him. Then Mr. Ratburn pairs them up for a homework project. They reluctantly go to the library for research-and find themselves locked in once the library closes. Will Arthur and Francine set aside their differences and work together to find a way out? In chapter-book format, for children who are

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After Arthur calls Francine a marshmallow, she refuses to speak to him. Then Mr. Ratburn pairs them up for a homework project. They reluctantly go to the library for research-and find themselves locked in once the library closes. Will Arthur and Francine set aside their differences and work together to find a way out? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this supenseful adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Partridge
Arthur and Francine go head to head once again in this early-reader chapter book based on the PBS Arthur television show. They are paired up as a team at school for an oral report on heroism, which might have been fun-only Francine isn't speaking to Arthur after he says she looks like a marshmallow. They end up being accidentally locked in the library after it closes for the weekend. How will they work out their differences enough to get themselves out of this predicament? What they go through and learn gives them some lessons on heroism, and friendship, too. While the ideas are interesting, the writing style is bland. Arthur fans, however, will be able to use their imagination and enjoy themselves. The chapters are 5 or 6 pages long, with one illustration in each. This is book number 6 in the "Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Book Series." Note: The book states that the text was written by Stephen Krensky based on the teleplay by Kathy Waugh.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Both of these 10-chapter books based on scripts for the PBS Arthur series read smoothly and clearly. In Dino, Arthur and Buster discover a fossilized footprint while on a school field trip. Arthur wants to return it, as the park rules state, but Buster insists on taking it home. However, his bad dreams, his short temper with friends and family, and his guilt over his theft prompt him, with Arthur's support, to return the fossil. While the last chapter abruptly passes over the actual return, readers see Arthur and Buster's satisfaction at their right action and the museum label with their names on it in the fossil display. In Locked, Arthur and Francine, who continue to have an off-and-on friendship, lose sight of the time while working on a school report and are locked inside the library at the five o'clock closing. After an unsuccessful attempt to make a phone call, they find the librarians' lounge complete with leftover snacks, where they remain until they are rescued by some frantic adults. These are good, predictable entries in a series whose familiar characters, drawn in black line and appearing in one full-page illustration per chapter, continue to encourage children to attempt longer texts.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316115582
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Arthur Chapter Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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