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Masters of Disaster

by Gary Paulsen

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Genre: Fiction

Format: Chapter Book

Summary: Masters of Disaster is a small chapter book about Henry Mosley and his two best friends, Riley and Reed. The book takes place in Cleveland and these boys are off to an adventure led by Henry when they decide that they are living pretty common lives, a little boring for their age! Throughout the book they attempt different adventures that somehow always turn out disastrous. For their first adventure, they plan to beat the world record for the Most Forward aiborne somersault on a bike. This chapter book is fun to read because children can identify with it right away. They always want to learn something new, beat a new record or simply call the attention of others.
  georperez | Sep 10, 2014 |
Quick read (102) pages that younger kids would enjoy. Book Ends book
  butterkidsmom | Jan 18, 2014 |
This hilarious book is about three seventh graders going on daring adventures seeking for fame, fortune, and girls.
  sarahmontgomery19 | Nov 2, 2012 |
Listened to this audiobook based on an online recommendation. Nick Podehl does a great job making the personalities of Henry, Riley, and Reed come alive. The audio production is a 5 star one.
The book reads like a series of short stories which makes is ideal for a reluctant reader. The first disaster (riding bike off house roof) made me cringe. After that it was silliness. Not my cup of tea but there are kids that will really enjoy it. ( )
  geraldinefm | Aug 12, 2012 |
One day twelve-year-old Henry declares to his friends, Riley and Reed, that it's time they "Undertake and Implement a Series of Daring Experiences and Grand Adventures the likes of which the history of Western civilization has never seen..." So begins a string of "adventures" typical of adolescent boys that are sure to get a laugh out of most readers. Although the plot is a little predictable, the hair brained schemes and likable characters keep the reader cheering for them until the smelly end. Recommended for reluctant readers, especially fans of humor. ( )
  jgnade3 | Jan 10, 2012 |
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Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, imitate scenes from books, and other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader Henry into the wilderness, the bull-riding ring, a haunted house, cataclysmic collision with explosive life forms, and off the roof of a house on a bike.

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Twelve-year-old Henry's grand adventures spell disaster for best chums Riley and Reed, who always seems to land in a pile of "smelly goo."

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