The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School
If there’s one important thing Wilmer Dooley’s dad always says, it’s this: “Where are my car keys?”
Okay, maybe not that. He also says: “Observe!”
Wilmer has always known that the greatest science comes from the keenest observations. So when he observes his classmates looking a little green…and orange...and chartreuse-fuchsia polka-dotted...he knows that it’s up to him to find the cause of this mysterious illness—and its cure.
But with his arch nemesis, Claudius Dill, hot on his heels; the eagle-eyed biology teacher, Mrs. Padgett, determined to thwart his plans; and a host of fluorescent classmates bouncing off the walls at increasingly dangerous speeds, can Wilmer prove he has what it takes to save the sixth grade from a colorful demise before it’s too late?
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers |
- 272 pages |
- ISBN 9781442478312 |
- September 2013 |
- Grades 2 - 5 |
- Lexile 720L
THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Behind the Book
Behind the Book: Fowler DeWitt
Behind the Book: Fowler DeWitt’s THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
I remember floating down the Mississippi River on a raft, back during my Huck Finn-like youth, when I suffered from a severe case of duct-tape worm, which is like tape worm, but much harder to remove. I lay in bed while Mother peeled off those dreadful worms that had affixed themselves to my kidney walls (how she managed to get inside my kidneys is a long story). Eventually, all my internal o