Monday, March 25, 2013

MIDDLE GRADE BOOK REVIEW: Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce by Frank L. Cole


E-ARC provided by author for blog tour.
All opinions expressed are solely my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Life at Pordunce is back to normal - well, as normal as ever in the three-ring circus that passes for Hashbrown's elementary school. But everything changes when a ghostly presence starts roaming the halls. And even worse, Hashbrown's club may be about to lose one of its founding members. Can Hashbrown save the day? This snort-worthy, fun-filled roller-coaster ride of a book is guaranteed to get you giggling - assuming you can pry it away from your kids long enough to read it yourself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Frank L. Cole has lived in such exotic places as the Philippines and Kentucky, and currently lives with his wife and three children out west. While he strived for years to earn his publishing credits, Frank considers sharing his message of “Exercising Your Imagination” to over 30,000 kids across the country as his greatest accomplishment. The Guardians of Elijah’s Fire is Frank’s 5th published book and will release this June, 2012. You can learn more about his writing at franklewiscole.blogspot.com.

REVIEW

Hashbrown has done it again. He's gotten himself involved in strange events this time thanks to the blackmail of Twinkles the strange man who lives in the basement of Pordunce Elementary.  With six stinkbombs set to go off if he doesn't rescue Twinkles pet hamsters, Hashbrown must discover what happened to the hamsters and why there seems to suddenly be a ghost running around the school scaring people.  At the same time he must deal with losing his marble championchip to a new girl and her strange little brother. Like the other books in the series this one is just as wacky and just as entertaining.  This series has really started to grow on me now that I'm adjusting to the weirdness that is Pordunce Elementary.  Hashbrown seems like a pretty normal kid with a few extra issues thrown in just for fun. ;) Recommended for those who enjoy wacky humor and adventure.  These stories move along quickly and would make good reads for reluctant readers.


 

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