Stranger Things: A Branches Book (Looniverse #1) (Paperback)

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By David Lubar, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator)
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Description


This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

LOONIVERSE is an exciting new series that combines fantasy and humor. In this first book, Ed finds a coin bearing the words "strange, stranger." Once this coin comes into his life, strange things start happening all around him. One of his friends gets stuck in midair, his brother turns into a pool float, and his sister's food makes its way off her plate! Even more bizarre events all lead up to a surprise ending, leaving Ed with a new responsibility and a realization that there's more to this mysterious coin than meets the eye!

About the Author


David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, HIDDEN TALENTS, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the author of over thirty-five books, for readers ranging from first grade through high school and beyond. These include PUNISHED! (A Junior Library Guild Selection), the Weenies short story collections, the popular middle-grade series Nathan Abercrombie: Accidental Zombie, and the Looniverse early chapter-book series. David lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and various felines.

Matt Loveridge likes to draw subjects that expose the lighter side of life, so he loves illustrating children’s books! Looniverse was the first children’s book series he illustrated. Matt lives in Utah with his beautiful, supportive wife and their three rambunctious kids (who are a constant source of inspiration!).

Praise For…


Praise for LOONIVERSE #2: MELTDOWN MADNESS

"Liberally endowed with jokes, twists and comical line drawings, the tale scrambles its way energetically to a chocolaty resolution." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for LOONIVERSE #1: STRANGER THINGS

"This is a silly book that will pull kids in with the goofy plot and the fun black-and-white illustrations." –SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for PUNISHED!

"This lighthearted fantasy would be an excellent classroom read-aloud. The language concepts are deftly explained and the clever, wordplay-filled dialogue provides numerous examples. There is an emphasis on problem-solving and self-reliance as well . . . [Young readers] will howl at the atrocious puns and repeat them at the earliest opportunity." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Wordplay is at the heart of this funny, surreal adventure in which even the title is a pun . . . An appealing mix of magic and silliness." -BOOKLIST

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545496025
ISBN-10: 0545496020
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Looniverse