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Book details
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / General
  • Age Range (years):9 - 12
  • Language:English
  • Pages:135
  • eBook ISBN:9780990580607

Double Z: Day of the Mantid

by Ann McCallum

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In this adventure of praying mantid mayhem, ‘Double Z’ Zach Zinsky unwittingly unleashes hundreds of insects into his classroom. As if that weren’t enough, Zach learns that there is something horribly shocking about his new teacher, Ms. Paradise. Who is she really, and will Zach be able to save the day?
'Double Z' Zach Zinsky’s family moves to Granite and Zach dreams of a fresh start, of being, for once, at the front of the line. His hopes are squashed like a bug when he meets Ms. Paradise, his new and perfect teacher. Oh, yeah, perfect . . . and awful. When Zach decides to rattle Paradise, it’s really just a silly prank to get her to calm down and maybe lighten up a bit. After he unwittingly unleashes hundreds of ravenous praying mantid nymphs into his classroom, three things happen: Emily throws up on the reading rug, the principal faints dead away, and Ms. Paradise shows a side of her that’s too shocking to believe. Who--or what-- is Ms. Paradise really? Next ensues a series of events that are energetic, exhilarating, and horrible. Will 'Double Z' Zach be able to save himself along with all those baby mantids? Will he find a happy compromise that is less than perfect, but better than last? Get set for a nail-biting adventure of praying mantid mayhem!
About the author
Award-winning author Ann McCallum has written several children’s books including "Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds," a Junior Library Guild selection. Also a mom and teacher, Ann’s first job after college was as a teacher in a one room schoolhouse in northern Canada. When not off on some adventure with her family, Ann resides in Maryland. Please visit her at www.annmccallumbooks.com.