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The Mount Rushmore Calamity (Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1)

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Saddle up with Flat Stanley!

Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, every trip is an adventure!

The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. Pretty soon, they find themselves in a rea
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Paperback, 71 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Harper (first published April 10th 2009)
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Debbie
Feb 01, 2013 Debbie rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-recommended
In 1964, Jeff Brown introduced readers to a character named Flat Stanley.

Flat Stanley's name is actually Stanley Lambchop, but a bulletin board fell on him, turning him from a three-dimensional boy into a flat one. Hence, he is called Flat Stanley. Much beloved, Flat Stanley evolved into a very popular project through which schoolchildren draw a Flat Stanley, cut it out, and mail it to friends and family in far off places.

A huge success, Flat Stanley also evolved into a series of early readers.
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Karen Dransfield
Jan 26, 2015 Karen Dransfield rated it it was amazing
A new series of books with Flat Stanley off having adventures in different places. I became interested in reading this series after reading about the geography activity of kids creating their own Flat Stanley, cardboard cut outs, and posting them far away. The receiver of the letter with the Flat Stanley takes the cardboard cut out and has an adventure with them. Taking photo's of them doing things and they post them back. A great way to learn about new places and write letters to people.

This st
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Trevor Anderson
Feb 24, 2014 Trevor Anderson rated it it was amazing
flat stanley by: sara pennypacker. it is about a boy that is traveling to mount rushmore. and how he got the name flat stanley was because he got flatened by a boliten board so now it is hard for him to travel without flying away.
Katie Nanney
I have never read a Flat Stanley book before and this one was interesting. I had heard about the Flat Stanley project before, but I had never read one of the books. I liked the concept of having a person be flat and able to things other 3D people cannot do. However; I did not like that they rolled up Stanley and put him on the back of a horse. He had no way to stop himself from falling off with his arms rolled up. The trip to Mount Rushmore and the adventures that ensued were entertaining. I can ...more
Alicia Scully
May 19, 2016 Alicia Scully rated it liked it
I had never read a Flat Stanly book so I wasn't sure what to expect. This book isn't the most well written, but there is constant adventure and humerus family interactions throughout. I liked getting to see what Stanley would be able to do next and suspending my disbelief. It was cute. It's also a good introduction from easy readers to chapter books. This one isn't too dense and it has a pretty good pace. I'd recommend it.

For: fans of the easy reader series with the same characters; readers wan
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Robert
Nov 19, 2014 Robert rated it really liked it
Shelves: owen-s-books
Owen says: Four stars. I liked learning more about what cowboys do. I kind of liked it when Abraham Lincoln's face fell off. I think it was funny. If you like Flat Stanley books, you should read it.

Rob says: Three stars. Another extension in the Flat Stanley franchise. While the original books have an old-time Zany flavor to them, this modern update loses some of that feeling of magical realism and replaces it with a standard children's adventure book in which the hero happens to be flat. Still,
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Angela Lambkin
Jan 30, 2016 Angela Lambkin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The great adventures of Flat Stanley and his family!

Wow! What an adventure this was with Stanley and his family going to Mount Rushmore! I recommend this for any young kids who enjoys adventures such as this. one definitely was. And also for five stars! I received this ebook for free and in return here now is my honest review! Great job author! By Angela
Tiffany
Flat Stanley is world re-known! What humor and fun in The Mount Rushmore Calamity, part of a series. Flat Stanley and his family visit the Mount Rushmore and meet a cowgirl named Calmity Jasper. Adventures on horseback as well as discovering gold are just some of the fun Stanley and his brother Arthur enjoy. Lively read for boys around second through fourth-grade.
Nicola Mansfield
Jun 20, 2013 Nicola Mansfield rated it liked it
Amazon credits this as *by* Jeff Brown and since I'd never heard of this follow up series I was rather disappointed to find out it is not written by him at all, only based on his character. Anyway, the actual author, Sara Pennypacker, did a nice job here and I was well pleased with this start to a series about Stanley while he is still flat. Now since he is cured in the original book, I guess we are to assume these adventures occur during that time. I was always upset as a kid that Stanley was f ...more
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Ok for what it is, a beginning chapter book. These new Flat Stanley books are written by Sara Pennypacker, whose 'Clementine' books are much funnier than this. Still, I can see some kids enjoying this enough to read another.
Aaron Ash
Mar 31, 2015 Aaron Ash rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Took a long time to finish. Kids liked it okay when we were reading, but only on rare occasions did they ask to pick up this story.

I had trouble hiding incredulous tone. I don't see any reason to recommend this.
Bob
Feb 26, 2015 Bob rated it it was ok
This is a quick educational book. That would be a good book to pass time it is niot very long. An fit was a good quick book to read 10 minutes at most.
Heather
Jun 24, 2012 Heather rated it it was ok
Shelves: from-library, history
37 months - this was the first Flat Stanley book we've read. I picked it out because we were on a trip to Mount Rushmore and I thought it would be a fun way for O to connect with what we were going to see and maybe learn something about the area, the monument etc. I was disappointed as there really wasn't much in the way of history or geography facts within the story. The story was ok and if nothing else O at least has a better idea of who Flat Stanley is for the next time we take one on an adv ...more
Jasmine Olivia
Mar 05, 2015 Jasmine Olivia rated it it was amazing
Jasmine has been reading this Junior Fiction book off an on for the past two weeks. Well she finally finished it last night at church. Yay! :)
Oliver
Aug 12, 2015 Oliver rated it really liked it
I liked this book because at the end there was an envelope for him and he had to go somewhere and he crawled in it because he was skinny enough.
Sharon
Feb 08, 2015 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
May loved this story! we read it in increments throughout the day. it kept her attention and she gave it 5 stars!
M
Sep 19, 2014 M rated it liked it
The idea is interesting, of a little boy who was flattened and can do things no other boy can do.
Asield014
Nov 11, 2011 Asield014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1st-trimester
I liked this book because I like adventure books. When I saw this book I immediately read this book. I literally grabbed this book went to my room and started to read it. I also read this book because I usually don't go on vacations so I read this book because it looked interesting.
I gave this book 5 stars because I like reading Adventure books so this book looked interesting to me. This book is also a series and i liked reading those as well. If I had to choose a favorite book of the flat stanl
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Karin
Dec 16, 2014 Karin rated it liked it
Stanley and family travel to Mt. Rushmore and have a Wild West adventure.
Alexandra Chauran
Apr 20, 2014 Alexandra Chauran rated it liked it
The kids thought this book was fun because there's a character that speaks in a southwestern accent.
Vivian Lam
Jan 05, 2012 Vivian Lam rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book even if it is for little kids. In this book Stanley and his brother go on a trip to Mount Rushmore. On page 15 it said " with a terrible sound, a large crack split open along Abraham Lincoln's hairline. The great carved face began to slide away down the mountainside... With Arthur on it!" that part almost gave me a heart attack. I thought that Arthur was going to die. After Stanley saved Arthur I was go happy but when I saw that Arthur was sad because people were crowding ...more
Dotty
My first Flat Stanley book with Johnny. What a hoot!
Mary
May 13, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-3rd-grade
No wonder I liked this so much. Love Sara Pennypacker!!!
Angie
Feb 28, 2013 Angie rated it liked it
Shelves: read-with-kids
For a pre-K to 4th grade reader, I'd give this book 5 stars. My kindergartner loved it and is anxious to read more of Flat Stanley's adventures. (FYI-The text was written on a 2nd-4th grade reading level.)

But I'm rating this book for me, an adult reading out loud to my son. I didn't enjoy the story or plot as much as I expected. It left me a little flat(yes, pun intended). There was a tiny bit of history and facts thrown in a tiny adventure. I just expected more. I did like that it was a quick r
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Heather
Feb 11, 2016 Heather rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Little to no plot. However, it was a quick and fun read-aloud.
Zaya
Jun 04, 2014 Zaya added it
It was pretty cool when they found the gold.
Isaac
Mar 13, 2016 Isaac rated it it was amazing
I liked the part when Chief's daughter gave Stanley and Arthur a piece of gold.
Mary
Feb 09, 2010 Mary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mary by: NYRA 2011 nominee
This was very silly and in the nature of Flat Stanley. I don't think it should be nominated for NYRA.
Saddle up with Flat Stanley
Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, every trip is an adventure!
The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. Pretty soon, they find themselves in a real tight spot—even for a
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Library
Mar 10, 2015 Library rated it it was ok
Shelves: juvenile, audiobook
*audiobook*
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