This new highly-illustrated series is guaranteed to make you laugh so hard milk will come out of your nose! Strangeville School is the wackiest, most dangerous school you will ever attend...and you'll desperately want to come back for more!
Harvey Hill just wants other kids to think he’s normal. So he’s happy to start fresh as the newest kid at Strangeville Middle School. Except Strangeville is anything but normal. Something sinister swims in the drinking fountain, the cafeteria could swallow you whole, and a giant rat named Cuddles is on the loose. And don't even get the vice principal started on the third-floor supply closet. In fact, don't even think about it. What supply closet?
At least Harvey has his guide and sort-of new friend Stella Cho to show him the ropes. School newspaper reporter, first chair flugelhorn, and hiding a secret of her own, Stella shows Harvey that maybe "normal" is overrated. But when Stella goes missing while trying to solve the secret of the supply closet (oh that supply closet!), Harvey must embrace what makes him unique to save his new friend and his new school.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School meets Welcome to Nightvale in this wacky new series!
From games of dodgeball that employ bowling balls to cafeteria meatloaf that sports a black hole and ominous mentions of a third-floor supply closet, Strangeville is indeed the most bizarre school that new student Harvey Hill has attended. And the fifth grader, who reads as white, has attended his share four in the past four years due to a secret that makes new friendships a challenge. Harvey's guide, budding reporter and prickly classmate Stella Cho, cued as of Korean descent, sees nothing odd about their school and wants desperately to find a big story. But when the supply closet begins to speak to Harvey, and Stella discovers the secret, which certainly qualifies as a scoop, Harvey must face his fears and learn to speak up. Miller (Margot and Mateo Save the World) employs an aside-heavy third-person narrative that ups the laughs, while Harvey and Stella's relatable struggles and growth ground the absurdity. Final illustrations by Helquist (Cezanne's Parrot) not seen by PW. Ages 8 12. Author's)