Recess Is a Jungle! (Library Binding)

A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3): A Branches Book

By Jack Chabert, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)

Scholastic Inc., 9780545873536, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/5/2016)
Paperback, Spanish (6/26/2018)
Prebound (1/5/2016)

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Description

Sam, Antonio, and Lucy get trapped in a monstrous hedge maze! Will they ever find their way out?

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Sam, Antonio, and Lucy are passing around a soccer ball at recess when something strange happens... They soon find themselves in a fog-filled jungle! The grass and trees have come alive, growing high into the sky. And the friends discover that it's not just the school itself that's alive -- it's everything on the school grounds! Sam, Antonio, and Lucy must find their way out of a monstrous hedge maze in time to rescue the rest of the students!


About the Author

Jack Chabert is the New York Times bestselling author of the Poptropica graphic novel series. He is also the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series with Scholastic Branches. Jack Chabert is a pen name for Max Brallier. Max is the author of more than 20 books for children, including Galactic Hot Dogs and the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth middle-grade series. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alyse. Visit the author at MaxBrallier.com.



Sam Ricks is the illustrator of the Eerie Elementary early chapter book series. He also illustrated Get a Hit, Mo!, which won the 2016 Geisel Award. He is the lead graphic design faculty at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Sam lives in Utah with his family.


Praise For Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3): A Branches Book

Praise for Eerie Elementary #1:
"The plot and twisted storyline will serve the beginning chapter book reader well. Word choice, action, and crisp sketches support the story, allowing early readers to develop ideas and easily follow the plot." -- Library Media Connection

"Give this early chapter book to readers who want something scary but aren't ready for the 'Goosebumps' or 'Scream Street' series." -- School Library Journal

"Dynamic, cartoonish illustrations amp up the action, and fun onomatopoeia provides atmosphere....Readers who relish the action of Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series and the just-beyond-safe scares of R.L. Stine's Rotten School titles may want to enroll at Eerie Elementary." -- Booklist

"Chabert hits just the right horror note for transitional readers, with thrills that include a dash of absurd humor and fall tactfully short of being truly frightening....Simple sentence structure, some repetitive (but not tedious) vocabulary and a direct storytelling style make this a worthy and creepy addition to the Branches series, and the scary story aspect will likely pull in a few reluctant readers. Ricks' illustrations add an appropriately gloomy but playful touch." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Eerie Elementary #2:
"Plenty of action words and direct sentences make this suitable for emerging readers....it will be a good fit for readers not quite ready for Lovecraft Middle School or Goosebumps." -- Booklist