From the bestselling author of Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!
Why are thousands of wild-eyed tourists running through the streets of Gerbil, Pennsylvania, twirling miniature lariats? Why are swarms of desperate gerbils desperately scampering out of their way? Why does the town's fate now depend on two kids named Elton Wazoo and McBeth McBeth? And how does this all involve Rory Rallickson's Rhinoceros Ranch?
It all began when the sleepy town of Gerbil decided to put itself on the map. The amazing First National Drive-Thru Museum of American Sightseeing and Clean Rest Rooms let anyone experience an entire vacation in ten minutes--without even leaving the car!
But some citizens insisted that wasn't enough. The town needed something even more spectacular to lure more tourists and more dollars. That's when the mayor announced The Great Gerbil Roundup.
People flooded into Gerbil from every direction. Then the worst fears of gerbils and Gerbilites became reality--for a Fourth of July the town, and you, will never forget. As for the rhinoceros ranch--well, read this book and find out!
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Praise for The Great Gerbil Roundup!
A madcap and wacky adventure. . . . total package of fun. . . Manes continues to capture the humorous element of slapstick surprise so evident in Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!
--School Library Journal
Silliness rises to new heights in The Great Gerbil Roundup. . . . [Author Manes] knows his way around 12-year-old imaginations. . . . The pace here approaches breakneck, and aspiring wits will finish the book and ask for more in record time.
--Christian Science Monitor
This raucous tale, brimming with wild, improbable action and featuring broadly drawn characters, will elicit giggles and guffaws from young middle-grade readers. . . . Remember this one when looking for a funny read-aloud.
Looney humor and clever, tongue-in-cheek social commentary combine in this brief novel from a prolific author. . . . entertaining fare for middle grades, suitable for reading aloud.
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Book Description Trophy Pr, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064403750
Book Description Trophy Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064403750 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0021240