Fourth grader Scab McNally has a real quandary on his hands. He's convinced after he felt that hard tug on his fishing reel during the fishing expedition with his two best friends and new favorite doggy companion, golden retriever Joe, that he glimpsed some kind of swamp creature. All Scab needs to do is get permission to go back out on Beeson's Lake with another fishing rod (and some special handcrafted dinosaur spying inventions, of course!) and he'll be able to find proof.
But before she'll let him back out on the water, Scab's mom insists that he pass the swimming class...
Jim Paillot is the illustrator of the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series by Trudi Trueitt. He lives in Arizona with his family. For more information, go to www.jimpaillot.com.
Trudi Strain Trueit
Trudi Trueit knew she'd found her life's passion after writing (and directing) her first play in fourth grade. Since then, she's been a newspaper journalist,television news reporter anchor, media specialist, and freelance writer, and is now a children's book author. She has published more than forty fiction and non fiction titles for young readers. Trudi lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Bill. Visit her website at www.truditrueit.com.