The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels, Vol. 2: The Borrowed Bracelet

A Fun Chapter Book Teaching the Importance of Asking Permission, Being Honest, and Caring for the Property of Others

Author: Tony Penn
Illustrator: Brian Martin
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Michael McMichaels is a spirited, carefree third grader who enjoys adventure. Michael and his best friend, Kenny, like to build forts, play video games, and ride their bikes through the neighborhood.

When Harriet Simpson, who often comes across as snooty toward others, finishes her show and tell about her great-great-great-great-great-great-grandma's ring from Prince Sir Something, she dares Michael McMichaels to try and top it. Can he?

Harriet challenged me, so I really didn't think I had a choice.
I mean, it's almost like a triple-dog dare
when she made that face, stuck out her tongue,
AND told me to try to top her show and tell!

Michael's quest to have the most stupendous show and tell ever - and make his nemesis squirm with envy - leads to sticky fingers, tall tales, white lies, and a few bribes. He knows that taking his grandmother’s bracelet to show and tell without her permission is wrong, but he ignores the little voice inside his head that helps him make the right choices. Even worse, Michael is back to his old fibbing ways as he makes up fantastical tales about the bracelet… and its historical importance and value. Will he be able to pull off the greatest show and tell ever, or will too much deception, unforeseen consequences, and unwanted attention doom Michael and his plan to humble the haughty Harriet?

Tony Penn delivers another engaging chapter book for young readers who are sure to laugh and enjoy Michael's misadventures as they learn about the importance of listening to your conscience, being honest, and asking for permission to borrow things. Helpful tips and discussion questions to share with children are included at the end of the story. 91 pgs.

Purchase all five titles of The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels book series! Great set of stories for independent readers in grades 2 through 7!

The series also include:


Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-03-7