Punished!

Punished!

by David Lubar

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Overview

Logan and his friend Benedict run into the wrong guy at the library—literally. When Logan slams into the reference guy in the basement and gives hima little lip, Logan gets punished, really and truly punished. He has three days to complete three tasks before Professor Wordsworth will lift the magical punishment that keeps getting Logan in even more trouble.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581960631
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Darby Creek Exceptional Titles
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 138,953
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 5.54(h) x 0.27(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

David Lubar has written more than twenty books for young readers, including Hidden Talents, Flip, Invasion of the Road Weenies, Punished, and My Rotten Life. His novels are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madame Bovary. His short stories have appeared in the collections of such respected anthologists as M. Jerry Weiss, Don Gallo, and Michael Cart, and in a variety of magazines, including Boy's Life, READ, and Nickelodeon. He has also designed and programmed many video games, but he'd much rather spend his time writing books and hanging out with librarians. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and a variety of cats.

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Punished! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Punished by David Lubar will now be on my list of must reads each year to my students. I am amazed by the author's creativity. This story is about a boy named Logan, who is punished by Professor Robert Wordsworth for being disrespectful in the library. Logan tries to appologize but Mr. Wordsworth says 'that words aren't always enough.' He isn't punished in a normal way. Everytime he speaks his words come out in puns. His family, friends, and teachers are all annoyed by his puns. Logan finally realizes what has happened and he goes to Mr. Wordsworth to get help. Through this process he learns about oxymorons, anagrams, redundancies, and palindromes. Punished is not only a humerous story, it also teaches students about words in a way they will never forget. After reading this book it made me want to find oxymorons, anagrams, redundancies, and palindromes myself. I am sure it will have the same effect on my students. If you haven't read this book yet I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a the best book I have ever read. I think David Lubar is very creative and is a good writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Punished was very interesting. It was not the best book I have read, but it is a good book to read. The language concepts are explained very clearly and the words are in a larger size making it easier to read. I liked the book a lot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great teaching tool story. This book is a quick, easy read. In this adventure, Logan is a boy on a quest to find 'Oxymorons', anagrams', and 'palindrome' in order to break his spell. This is a fun family story to read out loud to students or your children. Great teaching tool...
Booklady123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me by 5th grade students. I just love it when my students recommend books for me to read.This is great book to teach students about word plays. It is an excellent read-a-loud that can be followed up with activities allowing the students to create their own puns, anagrams, oxymorons, and palindromes. WOW! What a fun lesson.Teachers will enjoy the teachable moments and students will enjoy the humor.Recommended for Grades 3 and up (though it might work well as a read-aloud to 2nd graders. They will find the word play funny, even if they don't quite understand it all.)
booschnoo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This books is a good example of fantasy/realistic fiction. It is a good example of fantasy because it involves magic and a spell that could not happen in real life. However, it is also a good example of realistic fiction, because it takes place in everyday settings. The reader can easily put themselves in the place of the main character.Stars: SettingAge: Intermediate
anniecase on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book does exactly what it sets out to do: provide lots of laughs and tell a fun tale. It also provides some great English grammar lessons without ever seeming didactic.
vanillabean105 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really don't think the publishers know what they were doing. I mean, for crying out loud, they spelled the almost main character's name wrong! However, this book would probably be good for some teacher to read aloud because it teaches about oxymorons, anagrams, palindromes, and things of that nature. I wouldn't tell anyone to read this in spare time if they want to read a book. I don't know anyone who enjoys reading 96 pages of non-detailed, and forgive me for this last comment, junk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very punny
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Dont get the sample its not even a full two pages. Either buy it or get from the library if you want it. But i am warning you now DO NOT GET THE SAMPLE!!!!
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IT WAS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shamful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting pure magic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seems really good in the sample but i dont have any money to get it is there anywhere to get it for free.
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It was boring. It was the kind of book that always gives away that it will be okay in the end, it wasnt the kind of book that makes yoy question the happy outcome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short book but it packs alot in the story. It teaches you about different kinds of words. It uses alot of bad puns. The story is about a boy who goofs off in the library and then the librarian walks up to him with an old book and blows the dust onto him. (This is out of the mouth of my 11 year old son who read this book in one night. He really is not a reader but it held his attention and after reading this, he decided he really did like to read.)