What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World

by Henry Clark
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What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark

The adventure of a lifetime begins between two sofa cushions....

When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a mysterious sofa sitting at their bus stop, their search for loose change produces a rare zucchini-colored crayon. Little do they know this peculiar treasure is about to launch them into the middle of a plot to conquer the world!

The kids' only hope is to trap the plot's mastermind when he comes to steal the crayon. But how can three kids from the middle of nowhere stop an evil billionaire? With the help of an eccentric neighbor, an artificially intelligent domino, a DNA-analyzing tray, two hot air balloons, and a cat named Mucus, they just might be able to save the planet.

This clever comic adventure from debut author Henry Clark is a truly original and utterly wacky story about the importance of intelligence and curiosity in a complacent world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316206662
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Pages: 355
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Henry Clark has contributed articles to Mad Magazine and published fiction in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. He is a former speaker for the New York Council for the Humanities and is an independent affiliate of the federal National Endowment for the Humanities. What We Found in the Sofa is his debut novel. He lives on Long Island, and his website is www.indorsia.com.

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What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read to 4,5,6 graders very good from a teacher
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Awesome book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wild, goofy ride of an adventure story, laced with slapstick humor and hair-raising stunts for the young, along with clever allusions and puns for the aware, making it a perfect read-out-loud parent-child experience. Three ordinary 12-year-olds are pressed into service to do nothing less than save the world from an evil mastermind whose only weakness is a bad case of CCD -- Compulsive Collecting Disease. The proceedings run apace with frequent nods to prior fantasy adventures, including A Wrinkle in Time (a tessering couch, portals into a parallel world, the hot air balloon from The Wizard of Oz; and the original Superman comic. The story culminates in the auction of the world's rarest Crayola. To give you a sense of the proceedings, a preliminary auction included the coveted red crayon, "used by the Surgeon General to draw blood." Have fun!
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