Peril in the Bessledorf Parachute Factory

Peril in the Bessledorf Parachute Factory

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, James Bernardin
     
 

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

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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 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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689825392
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Peril in the Bessledorf Parachute Factory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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....