Zack and the Turkey Attack!

Zack and the Turkey Attack!


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Zack and the Turkey Attack! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Vivienne To

A boy must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry in this feel-good middle grade novel from the Newbery Award–winning author of the Shiloh series.

Matthew has a problem. A turkey problem. A TOM turkey to be exact. Every weekend Matthew goes to his grandparents’ farm with his father. Now, Matthew isn’t usually a scaredy-cat but this is different. As soon as he and his dad pull up in the truck, that ol’ Tom turkey’s right there, waiting, ready to peck, peck, peck at Matthew’s legs. The bird is flat out mean, and has clearly got it out for Matthew. His best friend Zack thinks he’s exaggerating, so one weekend Matthew brings him along and sure enough the turkey is laying in wait…this time for them both! The boys realize they need something to turn the tables, so they decide to build—in Rube Goldberg style—a giant LOUD contraption to scare the turkey away for good.

What the boys don’t count on is the seemingly know-it-all neighbor Josie’s news that there’s a mysterious robber looking in the neighborhood. Bracelets, necklaces, and coins have gone missing, and the odd thing is that the robber leaves V-shaped footprints…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481437790
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,287,141
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit

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