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House of a Million Rooms
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The Time Trap
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Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8364-3
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Where Did My Family Go?
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The Videomaniac
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8357-5
eBook: 978-1-5383-8352-0
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Reading Level: 2-3 • Interest Level: 5-8
The Girl Who Grew Nasty Things
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Author: J. M. Klein
Specs: 5 1/4” x 7 1/8” • 120 pp • Illustrations, Excerpt from another book in series, Suggestions for further reading, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8361-2 • $19.95 | $14.95
eBook: 978-1-5383-8356-8 • $19.95 | $14.95
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8366-7 • $12.90 | $10.95
Maddie Dragonette doesn't like people. A loner, she prefers to be among the rare plants she grows in her greenhouse, plants that can cause great pain. When Maddie doesn't get a part in the school play, her anger grows as wild as her nasty plants. What happens when anger and hate grow out of control?

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About the Author:
Wil Mara is a veteran author with more than 200 books to his credit, both fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. His work for children includes more than 150 educational titles for the school and library markets, and he has also ghostwritten five of the popular Boxcar Children mysteries. His titles have received excellent reviews not only from consumers but also in all respected journals, such as SLJ, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book, Children's Literature, and others. His first novel for adults, 2005’s Wave, won the New Jersey Notable Book Award. More recently, his thriller Frame 232 reached the #1 spot in its category on Amazon, won the Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction, and was a finalist for the Christy Award. The hit 2014 feature film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, was based on his novel The Draft, published by St. Martin's Press in 2006. He is also an associate member of the NJASL, and an executive member of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Center for the Book; an affiliate of the US Library of Congress.