Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

(Part of Frankie Pickle)
Illustrated by: Eric Wight
For Ages: 7 - 10
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Frankie's facing his greatest challenge yet: his MATH QUIZ. He'd rather live in a world without math, but his quiz has other plans. It transports him to Arithmecca, a world filled with horrible number monsters! Armed with only his pencil, Frankie must learn to divide and conquer if he's going to ace his quiz and defeat THE MATHEMATICAL MENACE.
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 96 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416989721 | 
  • July 2011 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
List Price $12.99

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CHAPTER ONE


Frankie stared at the first question on his math quiz, and wrote down the number 23. That didn’t seem right. He attacked it with his eraser, leaving behind a black smudge cloud. Maybe if he skipped ahead, the next problem would be easier to solve.

It wasn’t. This one was even scarier. In fact, if Frankie turned his head sideways, the number 3 kind of looked like fangs. He drew a pair of wings on it. Now it was a vampire bat! He added horns and claws and spiked tails to the other numbers.

Frankie’s quiz was covered with number monsters! Better get rid of them before his teacher,... see more

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About the Author

Eric Wight
Photo by Heather Wight

Eric Wight

Eric Wight is an author, illustrator, and animation director. His first book, My Dead Girlfriend (Tokyopop), was nominated for the 2008 Best Graphic Novel of the Year Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2004, Wight won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his illustration work in The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, the comic book adaptation of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Eric lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his family. Visit him on the web at ericwight.com.

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