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The Lord of the Hat (Creature from My Closet Series #5)
     

The Lord of the Hat (Creature from My Closet Series #5)

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by Obert Skye
 

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Rob Burnside thinks he's getting the hang of things. It almost seems as if he has learned all he needed to from his unusual closet. Beardy, the doorknob, has it locked up and there are no signs of the closet door opening again.

But something slips from the closet unnoticed and that something is part Gollum, part Cat in the Hat. He's an intense creature with mad

Overview

Rob Burnside thinks he's getting the hang of things. It almost seems as if he has learned all he needed to from his unusual closet. Beardy, the doorknob, has it locked up and there are no signs of the closet door opening again.

But something slips from the closet unnoticed and that something is part Gollum, part Cat in the Hat. He's an intense creature with mad rhyming skills. When Rob's family wins a trip to Colorado, something extra makes it into his luggage. Get ready for school fights, train rides, long mysterious hikes, and a creature unlike any of the others. What Rob will discover is epic.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Editorial Reviews

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“Quite funny and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. . . . The idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious.” —School Library Journal on the Creature from My Closet series

“Filled with spot-on commentary and a wince-inducing supporting cast, middle grade guys won't be able to keep Wonkenstein to themselves. . . . This pitch-perfect offering should appeal to reluctant readers, not to mention the legion Wimpy Kid fans.” —Shelf Awareness on the Creature from My Closet series

“Skye captures all the silly action in the winning text-plus-cartoons format. . . . Rob's dry commentary on his family, school, and social life is sure to provoke laughs.” —Publishers Weekly on the Creature from My Closet series

“The text is hysterical by itself, but acts as the straight man in relation to the one-two punch of the childlike drawings and captions. . . Get multiple copies of this book; it will fly off the shelves.” —School Library Journal on the Creature from My Closet series

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Young
Robert, his family, and a couple of friends embark on the adventure of their lives. Robert’s father won an award for the “Outstanding small business for the western region not including California,” which includes a trip for eight to a fancy hotel in New Mexico. While the award may seem impressive, it’s really the trip that impresses Robert. Robert’s father rented a huge RV, which had all the comforts of home, some even nicer than at home. Before this review continues, you need to be aware of Seussol. Years ago, Robert had a walk in closet that doubled as a science lab, and then was used to store books. Somehow various creations (fictional characters from the stories in the cast aside books) would form various combinations. Seussol was part Cat in the Hat and part Gollum, who could vanish at will, but befriended Robert and his friends once he learned they were going to New Mexico. Crafted in the style of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, Skye’s “Creature from My Closet” series is enjoyable, clever, and a charming diversion from masses of homework or annoying siblings. The characters are very well developed, and the friendship and family relationships will resonate with readers. This will make a great gift as well as an addition to any library for middle readers. Kid friendly and parent approved! Reviewer: Elizabeth Young; Ages 9 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627791625
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
Creature from My Closet Series , #5
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
109,994
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Lord of the Hat

The Creature From My Closet


By Obert Skye

Henry Holt and Company

Copyright © 2015 Obert Skye
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-62779-550-0



CHAPTER 1

CALM BEFORE THE STORM


In a house on the ground there lives a Robert. That's me. Robert Columbo Burnside. My family also lives in that same house. Their names are coming in a moment. Families are kind of weird. I mean, I like mine, but it's sort of strange that we all have to get along and live together under one roof.


These days there are all kinds of families. I saw a show about a man with a parrot and a coatrack who kept talking about them all being family.


There's a TV station that always features Today's New Family. But then all they show are programs about people who live in swamps and movies about superheroes or witches.


Yep, families come in all shapes and sizes. I guess if I had to describe my family, I would say it's medium-sized and kind of boring. My mom naps a lot on the couch, my dad thinks things like jigsaw puzzles are exciting, my older sister, Libby, spends a good part of her day looking in the mirror, and my little brother, Tuffin, is crazy about a terrible kid show called Toe Time.


My family is pretty bland. Normal things like family dinners are usually a snoozefest at my house. We don't always eat together, but when we do, sometimes it puts me to sleep. If anyone ever made a movie or TV show out of one of our normal dinners, it would be pretty dull and the cast would be kind of lame.


It might be a stretch comparing my family to a movie, but I have movies on my mind. Sure, my closet has been pushing books on me, but this week my brain's thinking about movies.


I like previews for movies, I like movie theaters, and I even like watching movies on TV. But what really has me pumped about movies is making them. Last week my best friend, Trevor, got a video camera from his dad. Since then we've been filming things with our other friends in our spare time. Then we upload the movies to YouTube. We've only finished one movie, but already it has thirty-seven views.


Everyone has been making suggestions about what our second movie should be. Some suggestions are way better than others.


We appreciate the ideas, but Trevor and I already know what our next big movie will be. It's based on a script that I wrote. It's called Mustache and the Mighty Cool Adventure. I'm going to play the star, Mustache, but we're going to use our other friends to help.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of the Creature from My Closet series, including Wonkenstein, Potterwookiee, Pinocula, and Katfish, and the forthcoming Witherwood Reform School. He has also written the bestselling children's fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and Pillage. He lives with his family in Idaho.

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Lord of the Hat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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No spoualers
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Funny
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Ya cant wait for batneezer next book batman and ebuckeneezer from bible
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