Since first winning the Newbery Honor for The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, Christopher Paul Curtis has handily won the hearts of young readers. Here he returns with his second story about Steven and friends in another zany, zippy caper for the middle grade reader.
Steven and his best friend Russell are back!
When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome and disappears, the Flint Future Detectives are on the case. With the secret password (Bow-wow-wow yippee yo yippee yay!) Steven, Richelle, and Russell enter the mural too, only to find the mysterious Mr. Chickee on the other side. To find a way out, the detectives must complete a mission—finding Rodney Rodent. And that means they're in some wild adventure!
As Steven says, "I second that emotion."From the Hardcover edition.