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Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library and humorous historical fiction will embrace this follow-up to My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!), which Publishers Weekly called an exuberant first novel.
It is 1895 Michigan. But now, instead of helping out rough-and-tumble lumberjacks, Stanley Slater (aka Stan the Man) must go to school. And on top of that, he has to look after Cuddy, a younger boy, before and after school.
When his neer-do-well father shows up in town, Stan finally has a chance to meet the man hes dreamed about for so long. Plus, it will give Stan a chance to impress the infamous Captain Slater. (Stan is a whiz at impressing people, he doesnt mind saying.) But Captain Slater isnt quite what Stan expected. In fact, Stan isnt so sure he wants to be like his dad Captain Slaterat all.
Praise for My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) A knee-slapper of a debut. . . . 100 percent engaging. Kirkus Reviews
Hilarious and heartbreaking. . . . 99100% fantastic. Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production,School Library Journal
An exuberant first novel. Publishers Weekly
Stans story is full of his hilarious misunderstandings and overactive imagination. Interspersed throughout are pictures and news clippings embellished with wisecrack remarks, speech bubbles, and the occasional mustache. Booklist
The humor and accessible format may make this a diverting quick pick for historical fiction fans. The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books