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The Matchstick Castle

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A wild and whimsical adventure story, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Brian can think of a few places he'd rather spend his summer than with his aunt and uncle in Boring, Illinois. Jail, for example. Or an earplug factory. Anything would be better than doing summer school on a computer while his scientist dad is stationed at the South Pole. Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it's not just a home--it's a castle. Suddenly, summer gets a lot more exciting. With their new friends, Brian and Nora tangle with giant wasps, sharp-tusked wild boars, and a crazed bureaucrat intent on bringing the dangerously dilapidated old house down with a wrecking ball. This funny, fantastical story will resonate with any reader who's ever wished a little adventure would find them. "For boys and girls alike, this story sings."--Blue Balliett, award-winning author of Chasing Vermeer
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Grouping Title matchstick castle
Grouping Author graff keir
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Dwellings -- Juvenile fiction
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The Matchstick Castle
title_full The Matchstick Castle
The Matchstick Castle / Keir Graff
title_short The Matchstick Castle
topic_facet Dwellings
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Humor (Fiction)
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature