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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

174. Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Mount Rushmore Calamity

The Mount Rushmore Calamity by Sara Pennypacker. Created by Jeff Brown. Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures (1)

Rating: (3/5)

(US) - (Canada) - (Kindle)

2009, Harper Collins, 96 pgs

Age: 7+
"Saddle up with Flat Stanley
Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, every trip is an adventure!
The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. Pretty soon, they find themselves in a real tight spot—even for a flat boy like Stanley!"

Purchased the Kindle edition for my son to read.

Amazon credits this as *by* Jeff Brown and since I'd never heard of this follow up series I was rather disappointed to find out it is not written by him at all, only based on his character.  Anyway, the actual author, Sara Pennypacker, did a nice job here and I was well pleased with this start to a series about Stanley while he is still flat.  Now since he is cured in the original book, I guess we are to assume these adventures occur during that time.  I was always upset as a kid that Stanley was fixed as I thought that he would have had some great escapades while he was flat and this book goes to show just what he can get up to as the family takes a trip to Mt. Rushmore and Stanley's flat-ness saves the day.  Recommended for kids who like the "Andrew Lost" series.

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