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The Dunderheads

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • With action galore, a villain foiled by clever kids, a laugh a minute, a profusion of illustrations with broad age appeal, and an easily read text, this is a winner.
    Horn Book
  • Roberts’ illustrations match Fleischman’s quirky tale tone-for-tone, drafting each kid in a signature style and breaking up page compositions to bring some pizazz to the caper. A fun, stick-it-to-teacher romp with no redeeming message, but cleverness in spades.
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Fleischman, Paul. The Half-a-Moon Inn. HarperCollins, 1980.

Fleischman, Paul. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. HarperCollins, 1988.

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Gutman, Dan. The Get Rich Quick Club. HarperCollins, 2004.

Gutman, Dan. The Homework Machine. Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Gutman, Dan. Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! HarperCollins, 2004. (And others in the My Weird School series.)

Korman, Gordon. Swindle. Scholastic, 2008.

Shearer, Alex. Canned. Scholastic, 2008.

Stewart, Trent Lee. The Mysterious Benedict Society. Little, Brown, 2007.