Dory Fantasmagory

By: Abby Hanlon

Dory's older siblings invent scary, sharp-toothed Mrs. Gobble Gracker to get Dory to stop acting like a baby. But is their trick any match for Dory's formidable imagination? Black-and-white illustrations.
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ISBN: 9780803740884


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Topics: Imagination , Imaginary companions and playmates , Brothers and sisters , Families , Family life

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Awards & Honors

ALA-CBC Building a Home Library Booklist - 2018
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books
PW’s Best Books of 2014, Middle Grade
New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Stories for Younger Readers
ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Younger Readers
2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Early Chapter Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Six-year-old Dory, known as Rascal to her family, wants more than anything to be included in her older siblings’s fun, but her endless questions and make-believe monsters drive them crazy. When Violet and Luke tell Dory a bedtime story about the evil Mrs. Gobble Grackle, who steals baby girls, they unintentionally
[STARRED REVIEW]
Six-year-old Dory, known as Rascal to her family, wants more than anything to be included in her older siblings’s fun, but her endless questions and make-believe monsters drive them crazy. When Violet and Luke tell Dory a bedtime story about the evil Mrs. Gobble Grackle, who steals baby girls, they unintentionally feed her already overactive imagination. Dory and her imaginary friend, Mary (who resembles Maurice Sendak’s Max), are always on the lookout for monsters, and they thwart Mrs. Gobble Grackle’s attempts to kidnap her with banana peels and sleep-inducing darts. When Dory pretends to be the dog her brother has always wanted, she convinces Mrs. G that she isn’t the baby to kidnap and sabotages a trip to the doctor’s office. Hanlon effectively uses many childlike pencil drawings and word balloons interspersed with a good mix of short and long sentences in brief, episodic chapters full of Dory’s hilarious adventures. New vocabulary words are used in context within familiar settings and situations for the audience, creating a successful transitional book for new readers ready for longer stories. Dory ultimately finds a way to prove her bravery to her brother and sister, and readers will laugh at her entertaining antics.—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY

Book Details

ISBN

9780803740884

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Page Count

160

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.2; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.2; Points: 4;

Lexile

Level 650L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Dial

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Imagination, Imaginary companions and playmates, Brothers and sisters, Families, Family life,

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