The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle

The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle

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by David Elliott
     
 

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Oh no! Roscoe Wizzle is turning into a bug! Could it have anything to do with that stranger walking around town in a gorilla suit? Or is it because Roscoe has eaten one too many Jungleburgers from Gussy’s, the hottest restaurant to hit Roseville since the tornado came to town and carried off that old lady, rocking chair and all? Worse yet, will Roscoe be the

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Oh no! Roscoe Wizzle is turning into a bug! Could it have anything to do with that stranger walking around town in a gorilla suit? Or is it because Roscoe has eaten one too many Jungleburgers from Gussy’s, the hottest restaurant to hit Roseville since the tornado came to town and carried off that old lady, rocking chair and all? Worse yet, will Roscoe be the next kid to disappear from Roseville?

It will take Roscoe and his best friend, “certified genius” Kinchy Boomer, to solve the mystery of Roscoe’s trans-mog-ri-fi-ca-tion. Along the way, they’ll meet a seventy-three and a half year old lady who just happens to be an expert in ju-jitsu, a boy who has already grown a lovely set of antennae, and a teacher who gives his pupils spelling words he knows they can’t spell.

Fast-paced, hilarious and full of heart, The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle is a favorite with both kids and teachers. Nominated for many state book awards and appearing on school and library reading lists across the country, it’s the perfect book for avid and reluctant readers alike. Especially good for that boy in your life (but girls love it, too). And by the way, don’t worry if you don’t know the meaning of that fancy word, transmogrification. It’s all spelled out in the book. Gr 2-4

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From the very first page of this debut novel from David Elliot, readers are in for a quirky and mysterious ride. Ten-year-old Roscoe Wizzle lives in a pink house with his father, who works in a cymbal factory and whose his nerves are shot, and his mother, who has made a career out of being an orphan and who serves her family tuna casserole and mashed potatoes every single day. No wonder Roscoe is excited when a new burger joint called Gussy's opens up in town.

Soon Roscoe is eating at Gussy's every night while he and his best friend, Kinchy (who happens to be a genius), start to nose around a series of strange abductions in the area. But in the midst of their investigation they notice that something funny is happening to Roscoe: He's beginning to turn into a bug -- just like all the other abductees. Elliot uses a cast of eccentric, flawed, and oddball characters to tell an irresistibly appealing, and somewhat gross, story sure to appeal to preteens. (Amy Barkat)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620959190
Publisher:
BookBaby
Publication date:
05/17/2001
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
115
File size:
868 KB

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The Transmogrification Of Roscoe Wizzle 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My third grade teacher read this to our class. We loved this book because it was creepy in a good way! We want to read it again and would love a sequel! We even wrote stories about how WE transmogrified into weird things! Thank you so much for this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom read this book to my sister, my brother, and me, and we just loved it. We couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audio cassettes of The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle with my little cousin and they were a lot of fun. Actor David Krumholtz does a great job with his read.