Jack the Tripper

Jack the Tripper

By Gene Barretta

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152061326, 44pp.

Publication Date: August 2008

A mysterious villain is tripping the poor, innocent students at Dizzie Day Elementary School. They re tripping; they re flipping; they re flying through the air Worst of all, they re losing their homeworkas they fall.The whole town is in a frenzy searching for the boot-wearing culprit . . . until one student makes a startling confession. Withvivid illustrationsand plenty of clues for readers to do their own detective workGene Barretta has created a hilarious, creepy tale about the perils (and sometime rewards )of following the crowd.

About the Author
Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of "Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin" and "Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci". He is also author and illustrator of "Dear Deer", which was a Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts and listed on the "Parenting Magazine" Mom-Tested Books of the Year List. He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with his wife and son.