Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;Phineas L. MacGuire (a.k.a. Mac) has three goals for fourth grade:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;1. To be the best fourth-grade scientist ever. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 2. To be the best fourth-grade scientist ever. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 3. To be the best fourth-grade scientist ever.andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's a tall order, but he's confident that he can achieve it, especially since his friend and rival scientist, Aretha, has asked him to help her earn a scout badge by creating the mold that produces penicillin. After all, who knows more about mold than Mac? And how many fourth graders can say that they've reproduced penicillin? None, as far as Mac knows. But then he has to manage Ben's campaign for class president andlt;iandgt;andandlt;/iandgt; deal with his new babysitter, Sarah Fortemeyer, the Teenage Girl Space Alien from the Planet Pink who accidentally got rid of his dried worm collection and now he has to find it. How is he supposed to find time to focus on mold? andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The second book about Phineas L. MacGuire and his scientific experiments, andlt;iandgt;Phineas L. MacGuire...Gets Slimed!andlt;/iandgt;, is as much fun as the first, and includes slimy new experiments that you can do at home!
In his quest to become the best fourth-grade scientist ever, Phineas has developed an obsession with mold, especially since Aretha asked him to help her earn a Girl Scout badge by creating the mold that produces penicillin.
About the Author
andnbsp;Frances Oandrsquo;Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of andlt;iandgt;Dovey Coeandlt;/iandgt;, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; andlt;iandgt;Where Iandrsquo;d Like to Beandlt;/iandgt;; the bestselling andlt;iandgt;The Secret Language of Girlsandlt;/iandgt; and its sequels andlt;iandgt;The Kind of Friends We Used to Beandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Awayandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Chicken Boyandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Shooting the Moonandlt;/iandgt;, which was awarded the Christopher Medal; the Phineas L. MacGuire series; andlt;iandgt;Falling Inandlt;/iandgt;; the critically acclaimed andlt;iandgt;The Second Life of Abigail Walkerandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Anybody Shining;andlt;/iandgt; and the teen novel andlt;iandgt;Ten Miles Past Normalandlt;/iandgt;. She lives with her husband and two sons in Durham, North Carolina. Connect with Frances online at FrancesDowell.com.Preston McDaniels is the illustrator of the Phineas L. MacGuire series and Cynthia Rylantandrsquo;s Lighthouse Family series. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska.