Bound To Stay Bound

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 Lunch walks among us
 Author: Benton, Jim


 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2003

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 102 p., ill., 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 111700 ISBN: 9780689862915
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Science -- Experiments -- Fiction
 School stories
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in.

Series:
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist , #1


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 72265
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 35141

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/03)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (12/03)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 12/01/2003 Franny’s a young mad scientist, happily coexisting with bats and sending voltage through whatever’s lying around the house, which makes her the odd one out at school ("The other kids weren’t mean; they just had never known anybody like Franny"). After careful experimentation, Franny devises a method for improved social relations, which basically involves rejecting her mad-scientist side; when careless trash-can use results in the creation of a Giant Monstrous Fiend who kidnaps the class teacher, Franny must call on the skills she’s hidden in order to defeat it. This has the glib, kid-appealing insouciance of Captain Underpants with an intelligence all its own: kids may not get why Franny’s teacher is named Miss Shelly, but they’ll adore the generously flowing jokes about everything from pants-wetting to "unstable industrial waste," Franny’s quandary of self-presentation ("Deep down she knew the game would have been much more fun with a skull or giant squid eyeball"), and her defensive Lunch-Meat Monster, who defeats the Giant Monstrous Fiend. What’s more, Franny’s dilemma actually gives the effervescent tale a genuine plot and theme, which are carefully restrained to avoid overshadowing the humor but give the hijinks some shape and point. Broadly scrawled art has an animated flair; occasional special-effects pages that invite readers to cut on dotted lines will likely incur some maimage, but that won’t impair readerly enjoyment of the book. This is both smart and snork-worthy, an easy read that will appeal particularly to young cynics and goths-to-be. - Copyright 2003 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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