Once again Joe's Book works its warped magic on Joe and his friends as the Time Warp Trio zoom back in time to 1868 and the days of the wild west. Stampeded by cows while being cowboys, they wonder if it would be better to be Indians.
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Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-5-- This third book in the series moves at the same breakneck pace set in Knights of the Kitchen Table and The Not-So-Jolly Roger (both Viking, 1991). The title of the new book brings back memories of the classic ``Spaghetti Western,'' The Good, the Bad , and the Ugly . There are similarities beyond the titles. Scieszka's book also includes an ample dose of humor, a lively pace, and on-target dialogue. A spell, accidentally cast, transports Joe, Fred, and Sam back to the Chisholm Trail of 1868. > They narrowly escape two stampedes, a flash flood, being scalped by Cheyenne braves, and a charge of the Seventh Cavalry lead by Lieutenant (soon to be General) Custer. Sam's knowledge, `` `magic . . . picked up in a book,' '' and a Time Freezer spell save the day and return the trio to the present. Smith's typically zany pencil and charcoal drawings heighten the drama and enhance the wacky mood of the story. It seems that while Joe's magic book remains in the possession of the Time Warp Trio, wild adventures are bound to reoccur and please readers. Great fun!-- Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140363998
Book Description Puffin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140363998