Monday, February 6, 2012

Floors by Patrick Carman

Hello good friends,
The Queen here with Monday's book feature. This week, a mid-reader chapter book, Floors by Patrick Carman.

I found this story to be imaginative, fun and full of mystery. Who is sabotaging the Whippet Hotel? Why has young Leo been given the challenge of finding the secret boxes? And why on earth does he need to take a duck with him?!?

You'll have to read like I did and find out.

You'll be glad you did.
Happy reading,
The Queen.

Book Title: Floors
Author: Patrick Carman                                                                                                         

Book Information:
Publisher and date: Scholastic Press (September 1, 2011)
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Book Info: Hardcover: 272 pages
Genre: Mid Reader chapter book
ISBN: 978-0545255196

Book Theme:
Family, friendship, invention, mystery and integrity

Book Summary from Amazon
Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel.

The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people. Each floor has its own quirks and secrets. Leo should know most of them - he is the maintenance man's son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when a series of cryptic boxes are left for him . . . boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Leo had better be quick on his feet, because the fate of the building he loves is at stake . . . and so is Leo's own future!

Activity Adventures:

Enter the world of Floors and explore some of the fun adventures to be had at this wacky Whippet Hotel.

Authors Arena

Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University. His birthday is February 27th, 1966. He spent a decade living in Portland, where he worked in advertising, game design, and technology.

Patrick Carman has been a life long writer and storyteller. He writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling series work includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages.

Read more about Patrick Carman and see a book trailer about Floors on his website.


Heather said...

Oh, I think my boys will like this one. My must buy book list is growing! Thank you for sharing it.

Patricia T. said...

I like your reeview and the suggested links to the post. Am relatively new to your blog as I've been following for a few weeks and I like what you're reviewing.

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Pat Tilton

Jackie Castle said...

Thanks Pat. I'll get over to your blog and check it out as soon as I have a bit of extra time. Thanks so much for picking me. Wow. =D

Jackie Castle said...

This is a great book for boys. There's lots of action and enough mystery to keep them interested. And it's funny.

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