In nine stories about the peculiar happenings at W. T. Melon Elementary, Roger is granted three wishes by a chalk dust genie, tidy Emily meets the Messy Desk Pest, and more. Reprint. PW. AB. "
Incredible encounters seem to be the norm at this school, and the unbelievable experiences all seem to prove a point. Whether it's the hirsute beasty that moves into the desk of the messy girl or a genie from the chalkboard that grants a wish to the class know-it-all, the creatures of Douglas Evans's amusing stories all communicate subtle lessons to kids. Humorous stories of familiar students and unbelievable classroom inhabitants make this book an attractive alternative to stories of the supernatural that entertain without any substance. (Ages 8 to 12)