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Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

Illustrated by: Kurt Cyrus
For Ages: 10 - 14
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It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware. It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes, Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut, and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to unravel a terrible mystery in this third weird and wacky installment of M. T. Anderson’s Thrilling Tales.
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  • Beach Lane Books | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439156087 | 
  • September 2009 | 
  • Grades 5 - 9
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Novelist M.T. Anderson Is Back With His Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

Our plucky and intrepid heroes Jasper Dash, Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan must journey to the unknown lands of Delaware to unravel an awful mystery.

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When Lily Gefelty got out of bed on the morning of the big game, she looked out the window to see what kind of a day it was going to be. She discovered that it was the kind of day when a million beetles crawl out of the ground and swarm the streets, forecasting evil.

She didn’t know about the evil yet, of course. She just saw the million beetles, brown and restless, dropping from trees and mobbing fire hydrants. She was not usually disgusted by beetles or anything else. But these did not seem natural.

She went to look up beetles online. Her eyes narrowed. She blew her bangs off her face. No question: It... see more

About the Author

M.T. Anderson
(C) 2008 by Deborah Noyes

M.T. Anderson

M.T. Anderson is the author of the Pals in Peril series; The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, which won the National Book Award; The Game of Sunken Places; Burger Wuss; Thirsty; and Feed, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Young Adults. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at MT-Anderson.com.

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