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Punished!

  Lubar, David


Publisher: Darby Creek
Number of Pages: 96
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Genres:

Humor
Fantasy

Material Type/Location:

Easy Fiction

Reading Level:

2-3
4-5

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

Logan was running in the library (never a good idea, is it?) and literally ran into a mysterious stranger. Even though he apologized, the stranger told Logan that he needed to be "punished." From then on, Logan couldn't help but blurt out a groaner of a pun in every sentence he uttered. After only one day, his best friend was mad at him, he got in trouble in school, and his parents thought that he was acting weird. Logan went back to the library after school the next day to look for the stranger. Logan was told that in order to stop the "pun-ishment," he had to complete three time-sensitive quests: hunt down seven examples each of some of the wackiest word combos in the English language-- oxymorons, anagrams, and palindromes. This was a real cute fantasy/library/school story; I loved all the clever word play... even the "bad" puns were good!

Reviewed by: David Nelson on 4/8/2009

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