Connect the Dots
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338354041 Paperback
256 Pages | 5.261" x 7.553" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338354034 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.670" x 8.546" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338354058 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
Liar & Spy meets The Parker Inheritance in this whimsically complex story about human connection and the power we all have to determine our own fate.
Is there anything more random than middle school? Sixth graders Oliver and Frankie don't think so. Their first few weeks have been full of weirdness -- lunchtime thievery, free beef jerky, and Matilda, the mysterious new girl who knows everything about them, but has a lot to learn about making friends.
But what if none of it is random at all? What if a reclusive genius is keeping an eye on them and making sure the tiny pieces of his puzzle fall into place, one by one, until strange, seemingly unconnected incidents snowball totally out of control? Imagine the odds! First a cardamom shortage takes down the school bully. Then a giant dog leads to some extracurricular spying. Soon Oliver is being followed and Matilda is hacking the FBI. And by the time they discover a gang of angry clowns and the world's largest game of Mousetrap, an insanely brilliant plan has been set in motion that will change their lives forever.
Connect the Dots is an intricately plotted story about the power of human connection and a chain of "coincidences" so serendipitous they must be destiny at work.
Raves & reviews:
* "There are plenty of surprises in this caper with heart." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Witty, assured, and full of heart, this book...is all sorts of fun." — Wall Street Journal
"Readers will enjoy this tale of adventure and friendship." — School Library Journal