The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels, Vol. 5: The Case of the Escaping Elephants

A Fun Chapter Book with Lessons about Moderation, Honesty, and Recognizing the Goodness & Talents of Others

Author: Tony Penn
Illustrator: Brian Martin
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Back for more misadventures, Michael has really made an elephant-sized mess of it this time! 

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 Michael convinces a family friend to join in some video game fun (instead of focusing on his important job at the local zoo), distractions lead to poor decision making and the domino effect is nearly disastrous as elephants escape and explore a neighborhood.

Fortunately, most of the elephants are recovered promptly and peacefully. But one elephant remains elusive! Convinced that his addiction to technological devices was the cause of the chaos, Michael goes to extremes in his commitment to solving the case of the escaping elephant - even if that means working with smarty-pants frenemy Harriet!

A series of misadventures plague Michael and his posse as they search for the missing elephant, ranging from failing to keep promises, borrowing without permission, trespassing, accusing others, and even winding up center-ring in a circus act! These misbehaviors and poor choices add to the guilty feelings that threaten to eat Michael alive.

Tony Penn delivers another engaging chapter book for students who are sure to laugh and enjoy Michael and his friend’s misadventures as they learn about using judgment and moderation, the importance of following rules and procedures, and recognizing the talents and goodness of others.

Helpful tips and discussion questions to share with children are included at the end of the story. 89 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 includes:

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-32-7