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Tom tries to stop his twin brother, a bumbling amateur detective, from tracking down a possible spy at a Canadian resort hotel where the brothers are employed for the summer.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published July 1986 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1982)
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Stephanie
Aug 03, 2010 Stephanie rated it liked it
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Still amusing, but not my favourite stand-alone Korman. (That would be Don't Care High.)

I used to be like Sidney Weston, always looking for mysteries to solve. (But like most children outside of movies, books, and television, I never found any.)
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Jul 27, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
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This is a cute, funny children's book about Sidney Weston, who considered himself a master sleuth, and his twin brother, Tom, who spent his life trying to keep him out of trouble. I laughed all the way through it.
Emily
Jan 25, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
Entertaining kids' spy novel. It requires some suspension of disbelief, but it made me laugh out loud, and not many books do that.
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I liked this book.I think gordon is,amazing!!
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Read it as a kid and loved it. It's filled with humor and adventure. The plot may be somewhat impossible, but I still think it's funny. In fact, I looked online to get my own copy a few years ago, even though it has been out of print for years.
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Apr 15, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok
Just a MacDonald Hall book with differently named and less interesting characters.
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BEST BOOK EVER!!!!
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makes me laugh out loud every time...
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
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“Dear Mr. Weston,
Hello again. We were beginning to wonder what had happened to you. I guess things have been pretty quiet since the Salvation Army tried to take over the world.
We are sorry, but after much deliberation we have elected not to assign any men to Protect Trillium Air Base. We feel that the Forces can protect themselves, and if they can't, who is going to protect the country?
Also, thank you for sending us that shard of broken glass with the fingerprint on it. It was yours. Our mail clerk required four stitches and a tetanus shot.
Relay our condolences to your Mr. Waghorn. We have no idea what unfortunate circumstance (for him) drew him to your ever-watchful attention, but he has no criminal record and his face is not known to us. Yours Sincerely,
Bruce Hmmm, thought Sidney, Waghorn has no criminal record.
"Let me see one of those," said Tom.
"I'm sorry, Tom, but I can't show you the letters."
Tom muttered something about a lack of trust. He was extremely alarmed at the intensity of Sidney's expression. As Sidney himself would have put it, the investigation was progressing. That meant trouble. There was always trouble when his brother got to the letter-writing stage. Tom would have to stay on his toes.
Sidney opened the last letter. Dear Mr. Weston,
Please stop bothering us. Cordially yours,
The Ontario Provincial Police.”
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