• Title: Zack and the Turkey Attack
  • Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Stephen Gilpin
  • ISBN: 9781481437790
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Zack and the Turkey Attack A boy must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry in this feel good middle grade novel from the Newbery Award winning author of the Shiloh series Zack has
    A boy must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry in this feel good middle grade novel from the Newbery Award winning author of the Shiloh series.Zack has a problem A turkey problem A TOM turkey to be exact Every weekend Zack goes to his grandparents farm with his father As soon as he and his dad pull up in the truck, thatA boy must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry in this feel good middle grade novel from the Newbery Award winning author of the Shiloh series.Zack has a problem A turkey problem A TOM turkey to be exact Every weekend Zack goes to his grandparents farm with his father As soon as he and his dad pull up in the truck, that ol Tom turkey s right there, waiting, ready to peck, peck, peck at Zack s legs Now, Zack isn t usually a scaredy cat but this is different The bird is flat out mean, and has clearly got it out for Zack His best friend Matthew thinks he s exaggerating, so one weekend Zack brings him along and sure enough the turkey is laying in wait this time for them both The boys realize they need something to turn the tables, so they decide to build in Rube Goldberg style a giant LOUD contraption to scare the turkey away for good.What the boys don t count on is the seemingly know it all neighbor Josie s news that there s a mysterious robber prowling around the neighborhood Bracelets, necklaces, and coins have gone missing, and the odd thing is that the robber leaves V shaped footprints

    One Reply to “Zack and the Turkey Attack”

    1. Younger Than IndicatedThis is a fun late chapter book, but struck me as way too young for middle grade readers. Early elementary? Sure.Happily, while it's all very straightforward, there is a lot going on here. I wondered how we could do 176 pages, (even with big print and wide margins and drawings), just about a kid being afraid of a turkey. Well, not to worry.We start with Zack being annoyed by the humongous turkey. But then we get a neighbor girl sidekick. Then we start designing a Rube Goldb [...]

    2. Every time Zack goes to his grandparents’ farm, the big tom turkey attacks him. It charges at him, and if it catches him, it pecks him—and even sometimes makes him bleed!Zack needs to come up with a solution to his turkey problem. He tries sneaking past the turkey, he tries following closely on his dad’s heels, and he tries squirting the turkey with water from a spray bottle.In addition to his turkey concerns, Zack begins to work with his grandparents’ next-door neighbor, Josie, to solve [...]

    3. Naylor has written a fun book for students in 3-6th grade. There is nothing complicated or emotional or controversial about Young Zach spending weekends at his grandparents helping with chores and desperately trying to avoid a huge, cranky turkey who loves to chase him down and peck at him. Zach determines to create a device that will so traumatize this pesky beast that he will never attack another person ever again and he gets some help in building this miracle machine from Josie and Michael. A [...]

    4. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineI really liked the details about life on the farm, and this book made me hungry for apple pancakes, but it's just too young for middle school. I've recently been involved in an incident with middle school students and a wild turkey, and they were not really fazed by it. (We had a cross country run in the woods, and a turkey decided to stand right in the middle of the path. A couple of us tried to shoo the turkey from a distance, and one there was enough roo [...]

    5. Cute story but I wish the author included information about Rube Goldberg machines. Also I discovered an error in the story.

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