By Patricia Reilly Giff
Twins Hunter and Zack have a small challenge to resolve: they need to store their city from a diabolical dentist who's making plans to blow it to smithereens. yet first they must carry a funeral for an incriminating record card prior to it breaks their mother's middle, disguise a cello that has been demolished, and continue their father from checking out what they did to his desktop. None of this can be going to be effortless with their busybody older sister, Linny, staring at their each stream; older brother, William, simply ready to get them in difficulty; five-year-old brother, Steadman, tailing them; and child Mary banging her spoon like a maniac so not anyone can imagine. ahead of the e-book is over, a classic aircraft, a scorching air balloon, and a borrowed hearth engine will all play elements within the unfolding secret. This novel is stuffed with whimsical characters, plenty of mischief, and lots of center.
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I reach into the drawer, slide out a wicked knife, and whittle a half-inch away from all four sides of the cake. Precisely. Like a surgeon amputating someone’s arms and legs. I chew thoughtfully. “Good job,” I hear Old Lady Campbell telling Zack. “Good job,” I say to what’s left of the crumb cake. But why am I uneasy? I have a lot to be uneasy about. And the very worst is Diglio, with a bomb unburied in his backyard. Bomb. I stand up. The chair tips over and bangs against the refrigerator. I rush down the hall—past the bedroom with Fred in a frenzy—and slam open the studio door.
Ursula’s front lawn, get soaked in the sprinkler, and head for our kitchen door. 54 Chapter 10 Mom is in the backyard with Mary, pruning the rosebush. “Maybe I can save it yet,” she says. ” I don’t stop. ” She wipes her forehead. ” “Learning Bach,” Zack says. I’m almost dancing up and down on the back steps as he launches into Bach’s life story. He’s probably making half of it up. At last we skitter into the kitchen and grab a pair of tuna fish sandwiches to take with us. Linny blocks the hallway.
But now Zack is making pizza eyes at me that fortunately Pop can’t see. For a moment I’m confused. Then I see Pop’s shovel leaning against the wall with his wire cutters, hacksaw, and a loop of rope. I hardly pay attention to the rest of Pop’s talk. I’m trying to think how we’ll explain what we’re doing with 37 that stuff. I decide to meet the whole thing head-on. “We’ll build Steadman a playhouse,” I say. But for once Zack doesn’t get it. ” His voice is desperate. I understand. Following Steadman around will make this the worst summer on record.