Escape to California

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Escape to California

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #12

Who in the younger set doesn’t know who Flat Stanley is and his adventures? This is the 12th one in this series but you don’t have to have read any previous books to enjoy this adventure. Broken down into chapters, elementary school readers should be able to read and understand most of the words. Chapters are small enough so readers shouldn’t get frustrated or bored. And, the adventure is imaginative and incorporates the idea that handicaps don’t equate to unable to do things. I enjoyed this story. It was just the right amount of history, adventure, secrets and fun. I can’t imagine any child not enjoying it.

Stanley is on vacation with his family and a friend when he’s suddenly kidnapped with his father! However, the kidnapper isn’t after money but wants Stanley to help her fulfill a dream. Though this isn’t exactly the way she should have gone about getting Stanley’s cooperation, he does agree to help. Will Stanley and his kidnapper make history or will the dream fail?

Book Blurb for Escape to California

Flat Stanley is back to save the day in the twelfth exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, we follow Flat Stanley as he explores San Francisco, California. The Lambchops are on a family vacation to San Francisco. But when Stanley saves a girl from barreling down one of San Francisco's steep hills in her wheelchair, he's shocked to find that she's actually been looking for him. The girl, Lily, is trying to perform an amazing trick that no one has done before—escaping from Alcatraz prison—and she needs Stanley's help! Can the famous flat boy help in this sticky situation?

Not only will kids love going on a fun adventure with Stanley, this installment of the Worldwide Adventures series has fun, fascinating facts about San Francisco in the back of the book, and is perfect for Common Core State Standards, like multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 4.00