Floors: Book 1 by Patrick CarmanFloors: Book 1 by Patrick Carman

Floors: Book 1

byPatrick Carman

Audio Book (CD) | September 1, 2011

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A handyman's son explores the mysteries of a very odd, very colorful hotel in the newest adventure from bestselling author Patrick Carman.

The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people. Each floor has its own quirks and secrets. Leo should know most of them - he is the maintenance man's son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when a series of cryptic boxes are left for him... boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Leo had better be quick on his feet, because the fate of the building he loves is at stake... and so is Leo's own future!

Patrick Carman is the bestselling author of the Land of Elyon series, as well as the Elliot's Park series, the Skeleton Creek series, and the Trackers series. He got his start as a storyteller weaving bedtime tales for his two daughters. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family. Visit Patrick Carman online at www.patrickcar...
Title:Floors: Book 1Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.97 × 5.1 × 1.03 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545390699

ISBN - 13:9780545390699

Appropriate for ages: 8


Read from the Book

From Floors"You will prosper in the field of wacky inventions." - Final words of New York business tycoon Walter E. Whippet, spoken to his son, Merganzer.Walter E. Whippet's son, Merganzer, was an impulsive young man of fifteen when he raced into his father's room just in time to hear those fateful words. Merganzer had just finished his tenth consecutive year of boarding school, during which time his father had been busy building a financial empire. Needless to say, the two had never been close.The words were not the sort of thing Merganzer's father was known for saying. People close to the old man would have expected something like "Buy cheap, sell high! And whatever you do, don't squander the family fortune." But twelve seconds later, Walter E. Whippet was dead. "You will prosper in the field of wacky inventions" were the only words of advice Merganzer had.If only Merganzer had known they were spoken by a man who'd been talking gibberish for weeks. Things might have turned out differently.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Floors"Carman has not only created a beguiling building but populated it with a sympathetic company of oddfellows, plus a few nefarious creatures . . . Readers will come to feel totally invested in the hotel, just as they will come to love Leo." -Kirkus Reviews"Carman delivers a madcap mystery reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Ellen Raskin, complete with bizarre inventions, a mystery involving a missing billionaire and his fortune, and even a crazy elevator or two." -Publishers Weekly"This story will tug at the imagination of any readers with a healthy appetite for adventure." -School Library Journal"Mixing mystery; colorfully drawn, offbeat characters; and some Willy Wonka-evoking flourishes, this series starter offers an absorbing, entertaining read with an appealing and sympathetic protagonist. Fantastical inventions and humorous scenarios abound, but the story also sensitively explores themes of loss, healing, and family." -Booklist