Friday, August 8, 2014

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher - Middle Grade Hijinks With A Family Of Four Boys and Two Dads

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Meet the Fletchers: four boys, two dads, and one new neighbor who just might ruin everything.

Sam, age 12
Mostly interested in soccer. And food. And his phone.

Jax, age 10
Psyched for fourth grade. Thinks the new neighbor stinks, and not just because of the skunk.

Eli, age 10 (but younger than Jax)
Delighted to be starting this year at the Pinnacle School, where everyone’s “the smart kid.”

Frog (not his real name), age 6
Wants his new friends at kindergarten to save a seat for his invisible cheetah.

The start of the school year is not going as hoped for the Fletcher brothers. Their miserable new neighbor, Mr. Nelson, complains about everything. Even worse, each boy finds his plans for school success veering off in unexpected directions. As the year continues, the boys learn the hard and often hilarious lesson that sometimes what you least expect is what you come to care about the most.

From camping trips to scary tales told in the dark, from new schools to old friends, from imaginary cheetahs to very real skunks, the Fletchers’ school year—as always—is anything but boring.

There's a fun interview with debut author Dana Alison Levy here at Mr. Schu Reads. Thanks to Yapha for the heads-up on this title.

You can add your own review of "The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher" in comments!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a school librarian. A friend who is another school's diversity director read this and felt that the references to Jax's hair would be considered an unforgivable insult in the African-American community, and therefore will not put the book in her school's library. I really enjoyed the book, and hope the author will issue a reprint that makes the book more respectful of the issue.