The Dunderheads Behind Bars

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Candlewick Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 47 pages
Everyone's favorite underdogs are back! Can they land work on a movie set — and foil a cat burglar — with their unusual and motley skills?

School is out for the summer, and the Dunderheads are finally rid of the awful Miss Breakbone. Or so they thought! Teen star Ashley Throbb-Hart is shooting a movie nearby, and who should show up as an extra but their formidable former teacher! She's not the only Breakbone on the scene, either; after a string of burglaries strikes town, Miss Breakbone steers her barrel-chested brother, Police Chief Breakbone, toward those meddling, good-for-nothing Dunderheads. And when Spider ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, the blowhard chief has all the evidence he needs to lock him up. Can Einstein, Wheels, Nails, Spitball, Google-Eyes, Clips, Junkyard, Pencil, and Hollywood combine their talents to catch the real criminal before they join their friend behind bars? Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman and illustrator David Roberts reunite for a delightfully triumphant sequel to The Dunderheads.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I assume the first book is better. After all, in that one we presumably meet the kids and watch them form their alliance against a mean teacher. And a reader who likes adventure, and good vs evil, and ... Read full review

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The Dunderheads are a group of children of various ethnicities who are friends, and whose nicknames are based on their interests and skills. A celebrity comes to town to film, and the Dunderheads are ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Paul Fleischman won the Newbery Medal for "Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices" and a Newbery Honor for "Graven Images." Among his award-winning picture books are "Sidewalk Circus" and "Weslandia," both illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; "The Animal Hedge," illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; and "The Dunderheads," for which he won the PEN Literary Award. Paul Fleischman lives in Aromas, California.
David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Bertie Books and the illustrator of many books for children, including "The Dumpster Diver" by Janet S. Wong and "The Dunderheads" by Paul Fleischman, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. David Roberts lives in London.

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