Hunter Moran Saves the Universe

Hunter Moran Saves the Universe

by Patricia Reilly Giff, Chris Sheban

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Hunter Moran and his twin brother have a small problem to solve: a diabolical dentist who is planning to blow their town to smithereens. They've found clues that prove it. Hunter and Zack have only days to save their town, but first they have to hold a funeral for an incriminating report card before it breaks their mother's heart and keep their father from finding out what they did to his laptop—with four nosy siblings on their tails. This laugh-out-loud novel is filled with wonderfully whimsical characters, momentous amounts of mischief, and plenty of heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823427291
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/07/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 125
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
File size: 769 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Lily's Crossing, a Newbery Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book; Pictures of Hollis Woods, a Newbery Honor Book; and Don't Tell the Girls: A Family Memoir. She lives in Connecticut.

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,

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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.

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