Through the Medicine Cabinet (Zack Files Series #3)

Through the Medicine Cabinet (Zack Files Series #3)

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by Dan Greenburg
     
 

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One morning, Zack wakes up to find that his bedroom is in even greater chaos than usual. His shoes are in the bin. His underpants are sitting on his teddy bear's head. There's only one explanation - the apartment is haunted by a ghost called Wanda.  See more details below

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One morning, Zack wakes up to find that his bedroom is in even greater chaos than usual. His shoes are in the bin. His underpants are sitting on his teddy bear's head. There's only one explanation - the apartment is haunted by a ghost called Wanda.

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Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
Greenberg appears to strike a cord, or perhaps a funny bone, with kids in his "The Zack Files" series. Through the Medicine Cabinet describes what happens when Zack opens his medicine cabinet and sees a kid who looks just like him. It's Zeke, and Zeke is Zack's double in a parallel universe which only opens up to Zack's world once every 30 years or so. Zeke tricks Zack into coming over to his world so he can take Zack's place. Will Zack get back? It is a funny story accompanied by quirky black and white illustrations, and a good choice for kids reading below their grade level.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5Zack is a normal 10-year-old boy with a knack for getting into weird situations. In Wanda, he attempts to rid his apartment of a rude eight-year-old poltergeist who communicates by spelling out words with peanut M&Ms. In Litter Box, he plans to adopt a kitten but instead acquires a cantankerous talking cat that claims to be the reincarnation of his great-grandfather. He sees his reflection in the Medicine Cabinet mirror and falls through into a skewed world that its inhabitants consider much "cooler" than ours. An electrical accident occurs at school and Zap!Zack can hear thoughts, including a bloodthirsty voice expressing an eagerness to kill. The stories have a whacked-out, off-the-wall humor that is reminiscent of the work of Daniel Pinkwater. At the same time, they neatly poke fun at the conventions of popular horror series. Kids will find some of the episodes tremendously funny. Great-Grandpa the cat threatens to "take a leak" on the sofa if Zack doesn't provide him with his preferred food (herring with sour cream!); Wanda and a fellow ghost yank down a bully's pants. The books are short without looking babyish and would appeal to reluctant readers as well as those with a taste for oddball humor.Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330353533
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
08/08/1997
Series:
Zack Files Series, #3
Pages:
64
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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In this awesome book, Zack opens the medicine cabinet to find a boy who looks just like him with the name of Zeke. Zeke is the double of him in a paralell universe which opens to the human world every 30 years. Zack was getting ready to see the Yankees spring train in Florida, but Zeke tricks him to go to the Parelell universe and takes Zack's place where Zack is so confused because everything there is the exact oppisite of home. Will Zack make it through in the other universe? Will Zack get back home in time, or will it take another thirty years? Read this excellently, awesomely written book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They picked the best baseball team to write about -- lets go Yankees/Yunkees!