• Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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 him a 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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
Text Type Fiction
Dewey FIC
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 103231
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award Reading List Selection, Long-listed, 2015
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award Readling List Selection, Long-listed, 2006


School Library Journal

This lighthearted fantasy would be an excellent classroom read-aloud. The language concepts are deftly explained and the clever, wordplay-filled dialogue provides numerous examples. . . . The short text and lively cover art will attract young readers, who will howl at the atrocious puns—and repeat them at the earliest opportunity. Be prepared for an epidemic of juvenile punsters." —School Library Journal


“Wordplay is at the heart of this funny, surreal adventure in which even the title is a pun. . . Teachers will find plenty of uses for this.”

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“. . .the book could lend itself handily to curricular use – teachers in both language and visual arts could follow this quick read-aloud with a replication of Logan’s quests for oxymorons, anagrams, and palindromes, and even expand it with a few of their own favorite word tricks.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Author: David Lubar

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.