A chill runs up one of my arms and down the other I ve been here all of five minutes, and I ve already seen a dozen open caskets Not only that, but I have a bad feeling that there s a dead guy in here somewhere Who knows what surprises my grandfather keeps upstairs Brad Stanislawski is looking forward to summer vacation, if only to get away from the classmates who make fun of his size it s not his fault he s so tall and his last name Stan is lousy being their insult of choice So when his mom announces that she s taking a summer vacation by herself and sending him to stay with his grandfather a man Brad has never met who also happens to be an undertaker he thinks life couldn t possibly get any worse Until he hears about the secret hidden in his grandfather s house Still, as Brad ought to know, first impressions can be deceiving ...
|Title||:||Funerals and Fly Fishing|
|Publisher||:||Square Fish Reprint edition May 26, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||992 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Funerals and Fly Fishing Reviews
Bought this book for the children in my class . The kids really loved the down to earth humor. It was a simple story that everyone could follow and understand. Its funny and witty.
I thought I was buying a book that was like new. Here it is and it's been written all over inside on the text. This is not what I thought I was buying.
Perhaps I am biased as the daughter of the author, but you can't find a much cuter read for kids in the 7-10 age group. Lots of great messages about being happy with who you are and learning that everything is not always as it seems.
It's the last day of school in Pennsylvaina for Brad. His mom tells him that she is taking a summer vacation. His mom sends Brad across country to Colrado to stay with his grandfather. His grandfather owns a funeral home, Brad stays there and eats frozen dinners, then has fun at a football game. A boy named Pat tells Brad that his grandfather has a bag of scalps. Brad finds them and they end up being a bag of fly tying things. They go to a church and set up for the St.Mary's Festival. Brad eats food he has never heard of before and he learns how to Polka dance. He also plays Chuck-O-Luck, a gambling game, with his grandfather and Mike. Later that night Mike had Brad call his mom then they went to the hospital. When they got there they went to see grandfather. Brads grandfather ends up being in the hospital because he fell at the festival going from the Chuck-O-Luck to the church basement to get something to eat. This was a very exciting book!!!
I found this book to be so charming. Brad is a likeable character that I feel any middle schooler or advanced elementary school reader would love. While the adventures are pretty tame by today's tv and movie standards, the book represents every day, real life in a compelling and suspenseful way. I recommended this book to my daughter (who is now a student teacher) for her middle school students as boys may identify with this young boy, Brad, and the dilemmas he faces. Well written, fast paced, entertaining.
I found this book to be a charming and well-written story of a lovable and misunderstood young boy. Bartek's descriptive yet undaunting writing style makes her characters warm, realistic, and easily-relatable. I don't think there are many people who could read this book and not remember the awkwardness of early young adulthood; growing into oneself yet with the excitement and hope of a child. I would recommend the story to any young reader or their family at any level of ability.
Brad Stanislowski's lanky, laid-back, middle-school humor shines - even when he finds himself face-to-face with dead bodies. This is a great read! A must for every middle-schooler's bookshelf.