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The Secret Shortcut (edition 1999)

by Mark Teague

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Title:The Secret Shortcut
Authors:Mark Teague
Info:Scholastic (1999), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
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In this book you get to go on an adventure with two boys as they make their way to school each day. Illustrations are great and the book was great to share with a class. ( )
  bekeelen | Jan 24, 2013 |
Genre: Fantasy

Summary: Wendell and Floyd are often late to school, and make outrageous excuses for why. Finally, their teacher has enough and gives them an ultimatum. Desperate to be on time, they decide to take a shortcut over a fence that they feel will help them make it to school on time. Instead, they end up fighting their way through a jungle infested with crocodiles, danger, and adventure.

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  Rose_Hawblitzel | Nov 23, 2011 |
An excellent book to help children develop narrative skills. The pictures and sequence of events as Floyd and Wendell go through their secret shortcut through the forest, jungle, gorge, muddy swamp and the woods. Also an excellent vocabulary builder. ( )
  ReadAloudDenver | Feb 15, 2011 |
Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which leads to unexpected adventures. ( )
  nancyken | Nov 22, 2009 |
The two main characters in this book are always late for school because something ALWAYS comes up. If it's not aliens, it's pirates. Or frogs!

So they decide to leave super early and take a shortcut... that leads them through a jungle... and into a swamp... oh dear.

It's really funny as you read it, and the nieces get a kick out of seeing them swinging through vines and (in the epilogue) scrambling over rocks. Definitely check this one out. ( )
  conuly | Apr 24, 2009 |
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Wendell and Floyd become convinced that the shortcut over the fence will get them to school on time, but instead they begin a wild race through the jungle, trying to elude the crocodiles and avoid the quicksand.

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Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which, however, leads to unexpected adventures.

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