There's a thief in town, and all signs point to twelve-year-old Charlie Drinkwater. Once you spontaneously morph into a giant mutant dinosaur in the middle of the school day, people will suspect you of just about anything. Charlie's teachers decide that all he needs is a little discipline, so they make him join the swim team. The only problem is, Charlie is terrified of the water. (He's terrified of a lot of things.) Charlie and his friends vow to apprehend the real criminal and clear Charlie's name. But when they discover who the actual thief is, Charlie's problems get a whole lot bigger . . . not to mention slimier, scalier, and smellier!
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Creature from the 7th Grade Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.01(d)|
|Lexile:||710L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Bob Balaban is the author of the McGrowl series for young readers, and he has appeared in nearly one hundred movies, including Midnight Cowboy, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Waiting for Guffman, and Moonrise Kingdom. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Tony, four Emmys, a Producers Guild Award, two Directors Guild Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of which he won for his appearance in Gosford Park, a film he also produced. A Chicago native, Bob now lives in Bridgehampton, New York.
Andy Rash lives in Sherwood, Wisconsin, and has illustrated many books for young readers. He is author-illustrator of Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story and Are You a Horse?