Horrible Harry and the Top-Secret Hideout
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Horrible Harry and the Top-Secret Hideout

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An insightful addition to the Horrible Harry series about appreciating and preserving the environment in your own backyard.
Doug thought he knew everything about his best friend, Harry . . . until he discovers that Harry has a secret hideout in the woods just outside of South School. Unfortunately, Harry can't keep his hideout a secret much longer, because the land is going to be sold and turned into a big apartment building--unless he and the rest of the kids in Room 3B can save it. Harry has the idea to turn the lot into a nature center, and his friends want to help after he shows them the beautiful wildflowers, yellow spotted salamanders, and slimy tadpoles. But can Harry persuade the school board to agree, too? Or will his horrible fear come true: losing his hideout forever?

Praise for the Horrible Harry series:
"Room 2B is every child's dream...This is one school story which rates an A+."--School Library Journal (Horrible Harry and the Green Slime)
"Another perfect chapter book for transitional readers."--School Library Journal (Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom)

"Kline has an exceptional talent for capturing the language, humor, and group dynamics of a primary grade classroom... An attractive read for children just beginning to tackle novel length fiction."--School Library Journal (Song Lee in Room 2B)
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 124 x 191 x 8mm | 23g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147515106
  • 9780147515100
  • 1,515,085

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Praise for the Horrible Harry series:
"Good bait for reluctant readers."--Booklist (Horrible Harry in Room 2B)
"Room 2B is every child's dream...This is one school story which rates an A+."--School Library Journal (Horrible Harry and the Green Slime)
"Fun and funny, with a credible mystery, and Kline is right on the mark when it comes to both her audience and her characters."--Booklist (Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet)
"Another perfect chapter book for transitional readers."--School Library Journal (Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom)
"Delightful...The characters are real and the story is fresh."--School Library Journal (Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding)
"Kline writes in an upbeat and humorous style that will appeal to beginning as well as reluctant readers."--School Library Journal (Horrible Harry Takes the Cake)
"Harry's many fans will clamor for this enjoyable story."--Booklist (Horrible Harry Moves up to Third Grade)
"There's laughs plenty in the short, snappy text-just the thing to turn on new readers to books."--Booklist (Horrible Harry and the Green Slime)
"Amusing characterizations, snappy dialogue, and a happy ending give this breezy little story the appeal of a good television sitcom."--Kirkus Reviews (Song Lee and the Hamster Hunt)
"Kline has an exceptional talent for capturing the language, humor, and group dynamics of a primary grade classroom... An attractive read for children just beginning to tackle novel length fiction."--School Library Journal (Song Lee in Room 2B)
"Kline's breezy text features short chapter, believable characters and situations, and just enough drama for the beginning chapter book set."--Booklist (Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom)
"Kline has the uncanny ability to penetrate young, elementary-age concerns...Once again she has written a book that young readers will take to heart."--Publishers Weekly
"Not many series reach the 20-year mark, but this one is still going strong."--Booklist (Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears)
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About Suzy Kline

Suzy Kline (www.suzykline.com) has written thirty-two previous Horrible Harry books. She is also the author of numerous popular children's books, including the Orp books and the Herbie Jones series. She taught elementary school for twenty-seven years and now does scores of school visits in addition to her writing.
Amy Wummer has illustrated many children's books, including the Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar and a number of previous books in the Horrible Harry series. She and her husband live in Reading, Pennsylvania, with their three children.
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21 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 38% (8)
4 29% (6)
3 29% (6)
2 0% (0)
1 5% (1)
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