About the Author
Chris Sheban has been awarded three Gold and three Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators. Some of the picture books he has illustrated are Catching the Moon by Myla Goldberg and The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer. He lives near Chicago, Illinois. You can find out more about him on his website, www.chrissheban.com.
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With a wry blend of mystery and farce, fifth-grader Hunter describes the crazy goings-on in his small town over a summer. After Hunter helps his twin, Zack, alter his report card (“just a simple change” from an F to an A for music appreciation, so as not to upset Mom) and then tries to bury the evidence, the brothers discover something odd buried in their local dentist's backyard. Is it a bomb? What does the weird message on Mom's phone mean about the “original” missing from the church? The twins' four siblings are no help; in fact, they are more trouble. So is Zack's cello teacher, who hides her sweet, slobbering dog in a shopping bag when she goes to the library. . . . Readers will enjoy Hunter's take on the local slapstick events and, especially, the universal conflicts at home.