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The sign in the parachute factory reads: "...to insure that every parachute will open, each of our employees knows that at any time, an inspector may require him to jump from a plane in the parachute he has just completed."

Bernie Magruder does not think this will ever apply to his sister Delores, who works at the factory. What Bernie wants is for Delores to marry, leave home, and give her nice, large bedroom to him. So he and his friends ...

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Overview

The sign in the parachute factory reads: "...to insure that every parachute will open, each of our employees knows that at any time, an inspector may require him to jump from a plane in the parachute he has just completed."

Bernie Magruder does not think this will ever apply to his sister Delores, who works at the factory. What Bernie wants is for Delores to marry, leave home, and give her nice, large bedroom to him. So he and his friends create a romance between Delores and Dwayne Hopper, who also works at the factory.

There are puzzling questions about Dwayne, however, and also about a strange building going up in a nearby town. But as Bernie investigates, it proves, as his dad says, that "Magruders welcome challenge, thrive on change, seek out the difficult, go where angels fear to tread, feed a fever, and starve a cold." The results are nationwide publicity for Delores, tense moments for the Magruder family, and a wonderfully funny story for Bessledorf readers.

Bernie's attempt to marry off his sister Delores results in mystery and near-disaster at the Bessledorf Parachute Factory.

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More than anything else, Bernie wants a room of his own. He is tired of sharing a bedroom with his younger brother, Lester. Bernie considers the available rooms and develops a plan. If only he can get Delores married off, he can have her room. When a mysterious man signs into the hotel, Bernie decides to take action. He schemes to make the pair fall in love has nearly catastrophic results for Dolores and the parachute factory where she works. Readers will be on the edge of their seats by the story's surprise ending. They are sure to enjoy this latest wacky adventure of the Magruder family of Besseldorf. 1999, Jean Karl/Atheneum, Ages 9 to 12, $16.00. Reviewer: Heidi Green—Children's Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689825392
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of more than a hundred books, including Shiloh, winner of the 1992 Newbery Award, and its sequels, Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh. Peril in the Bessledorf Parachute Factory is the seventh book in the Bessledorf series. Mrs. Naylor lives with her husband in Bethesda, Maryland, and has two grown sons.
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Table of Contents

Contents

One THE SIGN ON THE WALL

Two PARACHUTES AND STUFF

Three DAYDREAMS

Four THE BIG BLACK HOLE

Five ANIMAL LOVE

Six ROMANTIC PERSUASION

Seven A LITTLE HELP FROM FELICITY

Eight MORTIFICATION

Nine FRAZZLED

Ten BAD NEWS

Eleven FROM BAD TO WORSE

Twelve PROFILES IN COURAGE

Thirteen PARACHUTE FEVER

Fourteen THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

Fifteen LESTER TRIES AGAIN

Sixteen THE NIGHT BEFORE THE BIG DAY

Seventeen WHAT JOSEPH FOUND

Eighteen A LEAP OF FAITH

Nineteen LOVE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2004

    The only Peril I had was from laughing so hard!!!!!

    Welllllll,,,, this is the first book I ever heard about a person wanting to marry off someone in the family just to have a room of the soon-to-become-engaged person.... But just as.... The book is a side cracker and i had a time laughing in class and at home.... Phyllis Reynolds is a great author....

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