Have you been looking for a book that is the perfect combination of Alice in Wonderland and "Mission Impossible?" You haven't? Really?
So maybe you haven't been looking for it, but Milo Speck, Accidental Agent appears to be just that winning combination. In this great adventure story, the reluctant Milo becomes the hero after getting sucked into a clothes dryer and thrown out into Ogregon, a land of hungry and foul-smelling ogres. While just trying to avoid getting eaten by many different ogres, Milo devises plans, escapes capture, and rescues other humans caught in Ogregon also. He is the perfect scrawny, self-conscience boy turned action hero, and my students will love his story.
If you haven't heard of Milo Speck yet, you should get this on your order list. The book comes out on September 1 by the impressive children's book author Linda Urban.