Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers
What do you get when you add up:
1 middle-school bully
2 bank robbers
57 dogs in peril
4,000 missing dollars
5 daring troublemakers
led by the
1 and only
1 CRAZY CAPER!
Seventh-grade mastermind Riley Mack and his best buds always come to the rescue when family or friends are in trouble, even if it takes some high-octane subterfuge and fifty pounds of dog food. Kids ages 8-12 will root for Riley and his "Gnat Pack": tech-savvy Jake, dramatic Brianna, big-guy Mongo, and brainy Jamal. They'll hiss for the bad guys, too—the bully Gavin Brown; his father, Fairview's crooked police chief; his conniving grandmother, who runs a filthy puppy mill; and Fairview's gambling-addicted bank manager, who tries to frame Riley's mom. Throw in one stolen goldendoodle, two bumbling bank robbers, and plenty of duct tape, and the action never flags.
Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers will have readers snorting soda out their noses, proving once again that Grabenstein is a master at concocting irresistible stories for middle-grade readers.
"When a stand-up comedian sits down to write a book, you can bet it will be funny. And Riley Mack is funny."
—Ted Bell, New York Times bestselling author
"Riley Mack is my new best friend! Chris Grabenstein writes with humor and heart, and I found myself glued to the pages!"
—Wendy Mass, award-winning author
"This book is funny and smart, filled with adventurous exploits and a cast of crazy characters."
—City Book Review
"Readers will have a blast following the comical adventures of seventh-grader Riley Mack and his friends, the Gnat Pack."
—The Seattle Times
"This fun-loving, heart-touching book is one I would recommend."
—Pragati Muthukumar, age 11, Kidsday Reporter
"The action never once lags and the hilarity just keeps coming. This combination is certain to keep even a reluctant middle-grade reader engaged."
"Told with great humor and characters you want to get to know better, Riley Mack puts cool into doing good and standing up for the little guy."
—The Field Guide to Parenting Blog
"A briskly plotted tale with a light touch, Riley Mack will please dog lovers and those with a hankering for action mixed with laughs."
—School Library Journal