Creature Keepers And The Hijacked Hydro-Hide

Hardcover | September 16, 2014

byPeter Nelson

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For kids who love the Origami Yoda and Zombie Chasers series comes the first book in an epically hilarious, fully illustrated middle grade adventure series, starring some of history's best-known mythical beasts, from the dynamic creators of Herbert's Wormhole.

Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley has moved with his family into an old, abandoned house in Florida that belonged to his long-lost grandfather. While clearing stuff out of the attic, Jordan finds a scrapbook filled with old news clippings about local sightings of the mythological South Florida Skunk Ape. Determined to learn more, he persuades Eldon Pecone, the only other kid for miles, to come along on an excursion into the swamp, where many of the sightings occurred.

This is when Jordan makes a startling discovery: not only is the Skunk Ape real, but Eldon is an elite member of a secret society of Creature Keepers—humans assigned to protect a variety of mythical beasts. And when they discover that the Loch Ness Monster has gone missing, it kick-starts a fast-paced, funny, and totally original race across the globe to restore order and balance to the world.

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For kids who love the Origami Yoda and Zombie Chasers series comes the first book in an epically hilarious, fully illustrated middle grade adventure series, starring some of history's best-known mythical beasts, from the dynamic creators of Herbert's Wormhole.Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley has moved with his family into an old, abando...

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S. Florida—Young Jordan Grimsley and his sister, Abbie, have been forced on a family "renovacation" to help restore a dilapidated old house in the Everglades that once belonged to their long-lost grandfather, George Grimsley. Weekly Weird News readers will recall WWN's EXCLUSIVE REPORTING on the old man's arrest for impersonating the m...

Peter Nelson is a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Diane, and their two sons, Charlie and Christopher.Herbert's Wormholewas Peter's First children's book. He wrote it without ever having met an actual alien or traveling through time, which made it a bit more challenging, but just as fun.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.21 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062236431

ISBN - 13:9780062236432

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"Absolutely wonderful-fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious. Full of good jokes and ideas, with a fantastic plot." -J. K. Rowling, about Herbert's Wormhole

"Give this to kids who have moved beyond Captain Underpants but want something just as silly and funny."-School Library Journal, about Herbert's Wormhole