By Jon Scieszka

ISBN-10: 0061963739

ISBN-13: 9780061963735

ISBN-10: 0061963747

ISBN-13: 9780061963742

ISBN-10: 0062017632

ISBN-13: 9780062017635

It’s right here: quantity one of many reliable men learn Library. Jon Scieszka’s men learn initiative was once based on an easy premise: that younger men take pleasure in analyzing such a lot once they have studying they could take pleasure in. And out of this comes a sequence that goals to offer them simply that. Ten books, prepared by way of topic, that includes the easiest of the easiest the place writing for children is anxious. every one ebook is a suite of unique brief tales, yet those aren’t your standard anthologies—each booklet is edgy, artistic, visible, and extraordinary, that includes a distinct topic for men to get eager about. humorous company relies round the topic of—what else?—humor, and if you’re accustomed to Jon and men learn, what you’re in shop for: ten hilarious tales from the various funniest writers round. earlier than you’re via, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a child eager to take a dip within the world’s greatest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; mom and dad who quit their son’s room to a biker; the single child in his heart college who hasn’t became a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and extra. And the contributor record contains bestselling writer, award winners, and clean new expertise alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo. men learn is all approximately turning younger readers into lifelong ones—and with this ebook, and every next installment within the sequence, we goal to depart no man unturned.

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Peterson. “Well…that suit of his—it’s just a big computer, right? ” Cyberstructo wiggled and rattled, whirred and clicked, but he wasn’t going anywhere. He fired in frustration at the pressboard ceiling. ” “AUTO-DESTRUCT SEQUENCE ENGAGED,” said a new voice, a female voice from somewhere deep in Cyberstructo’s circuitry. ” said Cyberstructo. ” said Aidan. ” “A self-destruct,” Mr. Peterson whispered. ” Aidan demanded. ” said Julie. “What do we do? ” Cyberstructo pleaded. ” A shutter opened to reveal a cavity in Cyberstructo’s breastplate, and a bright, jittering yellow sphere of antimatter the size of a Ping-Pong ball.

Jean-Pierre? Jean-Pierre never even talked to Ernest. And now they were having Fresh Mex together? “Ernest,” I said. ” Silence. ” I said. “I told you not to—Never mind. ” I changed up my tone. “Hey. I just realized. ” I asked. ” “Oh,” said Ernest. “Cool! ” “I think you will,” I said. ” “Us, too,” I said. ” I hung up the phone. ” I shouted up the stairs. ” By the time I convinced my mom and we got to Chevys, Ernest and his mom and Jean-Pierre were already seated at a table. They were laughing and eating chips and they didn’t see us come in.

Hendrick had a grip on Ernest’s gym shirt—a bit of golden cloth was twisted up in his fist. Hendrick Samuels was two years older than we were, but everyone in our grade knew him because he liked to push smaller kids around. I was usually pretty good at avoiding him. But as I stood there in the doorway, Ernest looked over at me and we made eye contact. He was helpless. Hendrick looked like a mountain lion that had cornered its prey. He was the size of four or five Ernests put together. I just wanted to go to my locker and get changed.

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