Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed!

Illustrated by Preston McDaniels
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About The Book

Phineas L. MacGuire—a.k.a. Mac—aims to be the best fourth-grade scientist ever. It’s a tall order, but he’s confident that he can achieve his goal, especially since Aretha has asked him to help her earn a Girl Scout badge by creating the mold that produces penicillin. How many fourth graders can say they’ve reproduced penicillin? None, as far as Mac knows. And who knows more about mold than Mac? But soon Mac is busy managing Ben’s campaign for class president and dealing with his weird new babysitter. How can he focus on mold?

About The Author
Photograph (c) Clifton Dowell

Frances O’Roark Dowell is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Award; Where I’d Like to BeThe Secret Language of Girls and its sequels The Kind of Friends We Used to Be and The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far AwayChicken BoyShooting the Moon, which was awarded the Christopher Medal; the Phineas L. MacGuire series; Falling In; the critically acclaimed The Second Life of Abigail WalkerAnybody Shining; Ten Miles Past NormalTrouble the Water; the Sam the Man series; and The Class. She lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. Connect with Frances online at FrancesDowell.com.

About The Illustrator

Preston McDaniels is the illustrator of the Phineas L. MacGuire series and Cynthia Rylant’s Lighthouse Family series. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska, with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 2010)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442406650
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 870 ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Eleanor Cameron Golden Duck Award
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