THE TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF
Cambridge : Candlewick, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 4.1
ten-year-old Roscoe Wizzle begins eating Jungle Drum burgers at the new
fast food restaurant in town, he feels his prayers have been answered.
No more nightly torment of mashed potatoes or tuna surprise, the
only meals his parents can seem o rustle up. But after six months
of his nightly burgers and the mysterious disappearance of some of Roseville's
children, Roscoe begins to suspect the restaurant's CEO of evil doings.
He is also beginning to feel a little different, a bit bug-eyed, changed
in some way. When Mr. Pinchbeck gives the word "transmogrify" as
a bonus spelling word, the scary reality is right there, staring the entire
class in the face. With the help of his best friend Kinshasa Rosa
Parks Boomer, Roscoe gets to the bottom of the evil plot and returns to
feeling like himself. This is a wacky, fun read by a New Hampshire
author sure to engage many readers. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
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