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|Book that ate my brother|
Author: Dahl, Michael
Jack writes a letter to the Librarian because he needs help. His brother has been eaten by a book!
Return To The Library Of Doom
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 137761
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 52734
Common Core Standards
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 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
School Library Journal (01/01/11)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2011 Gr 3–5—Follow-ups to the "Library of Doom" series, these brief, fast-paced titles are good for a mild spook. There are dangerous books out there, and the mysterious Librarian keeps them from falling into the wrong hands. In The Book That Ate My Brother, siblings Tyler and Jack are consumed by an evil book with an appetite for humans. It's up to the Librarian and his sidekick, the Specialist, to intervene and prevent the boys from death by digestion. In The Vampire Chapter, Harry and Jon look into a mystery surrounding a vampire book checked out from the library, only to find the real thing. Luckily, the Librarian is on the case as well, rescuing the boys and retrieving his book in the process. The dialogue, basic and straightforward, only serves to move the plot ahead, resulting in flat characters. The books are created to look like old tomes, with smudged yellowed pages and torn corners. Irregular fonts are used to emphasize key words. Inky, comics-inspired artwork appears frequently, breaking up the texts. Back matter includes discussion questions and writing prompts, which adds usefulness in a classroom setting. Entertaining, if unremarkable, fare for readers finished with Alvin Schwartz's "Scary Stories" (HarperCollins).—Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI - Copyright 2011 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.