Stanley, Flat Again! (Flat Stanley Series) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Stanley, Flat Again! (Flat Stanley Series) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Jeff Brown, Scott Nash
     
 

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Is Stanley flat again!?

Stanley Lambchop has had his share of unusual adventures. But being flat was one thing he thought he was through with forever. Then one morning, he discovers he was wrong. Still, there is so much that a boy who is only one inch thick can do that a round person can't. Maybe this time, all it will take is

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Is Stanley flat again!?

Stanley Lambchop has had his share of unusual adventures. But being flat was one thing he thought he was through with forever. Then one morning, he discovers he was wrong. Still, there is so much that a boy who is only one inch thick can do that a round person can't. Maybe this time, all it will take is one amazing event for everything to finally make sense.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Youngsters will welcome the return of favorite characters in an array of beginning chapter books. Stanley Lambchop deflates once more in Stanley, Flat Again, the sixth title in the series by Jeff Brown, illus. by Scott Nash. Whereas the hero flew as a kite in Flat Stanley, here he serves as a spinnaker to win a sailboat race. When a building collapses, he slips beneath the wreckage to save a classmate just before it tumbles down. A paperback version of Flat Stanley, also with illustrations by Nash, is being released simultaneously. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The Lampchop family sits down every morning for breakfast, but this morning something looks different in the household. Stanley Lampchop comes down to breakfast not truly himself: today he comes down flat. Stanley goes to school and does everything he normally would, but he feels different and a little strange. Although Stanley looks different, most of his classmates think Stanley's flatness is cool. Due to his flat body, Stanley finds himself on the front page of the newspaper many times and becomes the headsail to win a sailboat race. Stanley questions his fame and uniqueness, yet when tragedy strikes, Stanley shows up to become a hero. He saves the day, and things starts to take shape again. A fun adventure story, Brown's novella deals with important issues like the good and bad aspects of being different and sibling rivalry. It offers an exciting fictional story of a boy's strange adventures. As a physically dynamic character, Stanley portrays a normal child's life that becomes different. Stanley works hard to cope with his new flatness and finds a way to be comfortable with his uniquely flat features. Jeff Brown makes interesting word choices and allows readers to be imaginative. Brown incorporates complex words such as "hearsay," "documentation," "vulnerable," and "anatomical" to challenge young readers and to create a new world for his characters. The novel provides an interesting plot that develops into a fun adventure story, keeping readers on their toes. 2003, HarperCollins Publisher,
— Leslie Day Gulledge
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Stanley Lambchop returns for another adventure that began in Flat Stanley (1964) and continued in Stanley and the Magic Lamp (1996) and Invisible Stanley (1996, all HarperCollins). Stanley has become flat again, and when his little brother tries to inflate him with a basketball pump, it hurts too much to continue. In the episodic plot, the boy is diagnosed by Dr. Dan, participates as a sail in a sailboat race, and executes a dangerous rescue in a collapsed building that only he in his flatness can attempt. Perky black-and-white cartoon art continues the humorous, upbeat tone set by the text. Given the appeal of this popular character, Stanley will expand early chapter-book collections.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Flattened once more, this time not by a falling bulletin board but a double blow to his elusive "Osteal Balance Point"-or so says family GP Dr. Dan-Stanley Lambchop gets two more chances to play the hero before popping back into shape. First he becomes a human spinnaker in a sailboat race, then he worms his way through the wreckage of a collapsed building to rescue ever-rude classmate Emma Weeks. Alluding to previous episodes, Stanley complains, "Why me? Why am I always getting flat, or invisible, or something?" Mr. Lambchop replies, "But things often happen without there seeming to be a reason, and then something else happens, and suddenly the first thing seems to have had a purpose after all." Perhaps-even if that purpose is just to tread water, as Brown does here. Still, with its cartoon illustrations, well-leaded text and general goofiness, this retread is as likely to draw transitional readers as the perennial favorite Flat Stanley (1964) and its sequels. (Fiction. 8-10)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613940603
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Flat Stanley Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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