The Rat with the Human Face : The Qwikpick Papers
The Qwikpick Papers
This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as How to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice. Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave are the Qwikpick Adventure Society, three kids who seek out adventure in their seemingly quiet hometown of Crickenburg. On the hunt for their next big mission - something to top the Fountain of Poop, if that's even possible - the kids overhear a construction worker telling his buddies about a rat with a human face he saw in the basement of an old research facility. The decision is unanimous: the next adventure for the Qwikpick Society is on! But when their trip to find the rat doesn't go quite as expected, the trio gets into big trouble. Will the second adventure for the Qwikpick Society also be their last?
Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees; the Qwikpick Papers series; and the Inspector Flytrap series. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. www.origamiyoda.com.