Masters of Disaster
Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, imitate scenes from books, and other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader Henry into the wilderness, the bull-riding ring, a haunted house, cataclysmic collision with explosive life forms, and off the roof of a house on a bike.
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I actually laughed out loud during several of the adventures in this book, something that I wish I could say happened to me more often... I read lots and lots of books in an effort to supplement / enrich my class reading list(s).
I originally picked it up to appease my curiousity... our school library has this book listed as a middle gra...more
However, none of the tasks goes exactly as planned, but all are deemed huge successes, although each one somehow ends up with th...more
I enjoyed it because I took it for what it was, a couple of kids doing things. There really isn't a plot. Things just happen and Nick Podehl, the narrator, makes it fun to listen to.
Henry came up with some good ideas but he really should have brought along a camera! How could you do all those s...more
It starts with wanting to set a world record for bic...more
Recommended to me by a friend, it was an easy choice to read since my oldest son is a Gary Paulsen fan.
While this book may be a great read for any boy, reading it aloud to my boys was such fun! We laughed at all the funny parts and whenever I glanced up from reading, they were enthralled, hanging on every word. Their giggles were my favorite part of this book.
The book follows three boys as they try to b...more
Three boys, with one clearly in charge, decide to make their life more exciting by trying crazy stunts to get them into a world record book. Henry is the brains, Riley is the secretary and Reed, well, Reed is...more
This book is about a boy who decides to have adventures with his friends. The first adventure is to drive a bike off of a three story house, and somehow the child didn't die or even have major injuries.
This is a perfect read for guys (or girls wanting to laugh) in Paulsen's style of getting what the boys are thinking about in their head and writing it on the page.
I LOVED this book! A quick read and will be great for boy reluctant readers that are older (5th grade and up). I'm really enjoying Gary Paulsen's books more and more.
-Funny - sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious
Riley, the researcher/recorder
Reed, the fearful who ends up in the thick of the misadventures
Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve...more