Stanley, Flat Again! (Flat Stanley Series)

Stanley, Flat Again! (Flat Stanley Series)

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ISBN-13: 9780064421737
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/07/2009
Series: Flat Stanley Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 91,092
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jeff Brown created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including Flat Stanley, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley’s Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! You can learn more about Jeff Brown and Flat Stanley at www.flatstanleybooks.com.


Macky Pamintuan is an accomplished artist who lives in the Philippines with his wife, Aymone; their baby girl, Alison; and a West Highland white terrier named Winter.

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Stanley, Flat Again!

Chapter One

A Morning Surprise

Mrs. Lambchop was making breakfast. Mr. Lambchop, at the kitchen table, helped by reading bits from the morning paper.

"Here's an odd one, Harriet," he said. "There's a chicken in Sweden that rides a bike."

"So do I George," said Mrs. Lambchop, not really listening.

"Listen to this. 'Merker Building emptied. To be collapsed next week.' Imagine! Eight floors!"

"Poor thing!" Mrs. Lambchop set out plates. "Boys!" she called. "Breakfast is ready!"

Her glance fell upon a row of photographs on the wall above the sink. There was a smiling Stanley, only half an inch thick, his big bulletin board having fallen from the bedroom wall to rest upon him overnight. Next came reminders of the many family adventures that had come after Stanley's younger brother, Arthur, had cleverly blown him round again with a bicycle pump. There were the brothers with Prince Haraz, the young genie who had granted wishes for them all after being accidentally summoned by Stanley from a lamp. There was the entire family with Santa Claus and his daughter, Sarah, taken during a Christmas visit to the North Pole. There was the family again in Washington, D.C., in the office of the President of the United States, who had asked them to undertake a secret mission into outer space. The last picture showed Arthur standing beside a balloon on which Mrs. Lambchop had painted a picture of Stanley's face. The balloon, its string in fact held by Stanley, had been a valuable guide to his presence, since he was invisible at the time. "Boys!" she called again. "Breakfast!"

In their bedroom, Stanley and Arthur had finished dressing.

While Stanley filled his backpack, Arthur bounced a tennis ball. "Let's go," he said. "Here! Catch!"

Stanley had just reached for a book on the shelf by his bed. The ball struck his back as he turned, and he banged his shoulder on a corner of the shelf.

"Ouch!"

"Sorry," Arthur said. "But let's go, okay? You know how long -- STANLEY!"

"Why are you shouting?" Stanley adjusted his pack. "C'mon! I'm so hungry -- " He paused. "Oh, boy! Arthur, do you see?"

"I do, actually." Arthur swallowed hard.

"You're, you know ... Flat."

The brothers stared at each other.

"The pump?" Stanley said. "It might work again."

Arthur fetched the bicycle pump from their toy chest, and Stanley lay on his bed with the hose end in his mouth.

Arthur gave a long, steady, pump.

Stanley made a face. "That hurts!"

Arthur pumped again, and Stanley snatched the hose from his mouth. "Owww! That really hurts! It wasn't like that before. We'd better stop."

"Now what?" Arthur said. "We can't just hide in here forever, you know."

Mrs. Lambchop's call came again. "Boys! Please come!"

"Do me a favor," Stanley said. "You tell them. Sort of get them ready. okay?"

"Okay," said Arthur, and went to tell.

Arthur stood in the kitchen doorway. "Hey, guess what?" he said.

"Hay is for horses, dear," said Mrs. Lambchop. "Good morning! Breakfast is ready."

"Good morning, Arthur," Mr. Lambchop said from behind his newspaper. "Where's Stanley?"

"Guess what?" Arthur said again.

Mrs. Lambchop sighed. "Oh, all right! I can't guess. Tell."

"Stanley's flat again," said Arthur.

Mr. Lambchop put down his paper.

Mrs. Lambchop closed her eyes. "Flat again? Is that what you said?"

"Yes," said Arthur.

"It's true." Stanley stood now beside Arthur in the doorway. "Just look."

"Good grief!" said Mr. Lambchop. "I can't believe that bulletin board -- "

"It didn't fall on me this time," Stanley said. "I just got flat. Arthur tried to pump me up, like before, but it hurt too much."

"Oh, Stanley!" Mrs. Lambchop ran to kiss him. "How do you feel now?"

"Fine, actually," Stanley said. "Just surprised. Can I go to school?"

Mrs. Lambchop thought for a moment. "Very well. Eat your breakfast. After school we'll hear what Dr. Dan has to say."

Stanley, Flat Again!. Copyright © by Jeff Brown. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flat staney is a fun kids book to read i want to read every book. I really like flat stanley because it has alot of detail. Also because it has great stories like when he had to go ino the museam and find the paint theves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
More adventures from that flattish dude, who turns out to be a hero. Lots of fun for young readers.
msequeira06 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Genre: Fantasy because it is not realistic for a boy to become flat and do all the things Stanley did as a flat person, such as become a sail in a sailboat and fit into small cracks of buildings.
NemaGuoladdle on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Stanley is flat. This brings a unique situation for him to deal with and I feel that the reader is drawn into this by humanness of having to deal with something that is the norm. Stanley doesn't like it but he eventually comes to accept it and uses his uniqueness to his advantage when he has to rescue a little girl. This allows him to embrace what is his own and still be okay. I really liked this book because I feel it's something a child can relate to when they feel there is something that child may have that isn't unique or normal, per say. We all have unique qualities one way or another and I feel this is very well written in that content. The illustrations were very colorful and bright and I also liked that because it also drew you into what you were reading and made the reading seem real. I would definitely use this book with older children, say from 3rd grade and up. I think it would be excellent for social studies, english, and possibly even for art. I also like it for use that includes boys. Boys can have stories, too.
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