With a 5 star rating from Readers Favorite, lovable characters, and plenty of action, this humorous fantasy will delight readers of all ages.
If you had a secret pet who was smart enough to write you messages, how far would you go to protect him? This is the question 11-year-old Ruth Patterson faces every day. To keep her secret, Ruth must take the blame for all the trouble he causes. To keep him safe, she’ll have to solve the mystery of a glowing rock, decipher a Hawaiian legend and unravel a string of lies – all before the lizard’s dangerous enemy catches up with them.
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DIANE OWENS manages the Orion Middle School Library where she gets to hang out with two of her favorite things: middle grade books and the people who read them. She also helps young writers at the school through her participation in the Writers’ Workshop class.
Diane assists and encourages young writers online at allwritewithme.com. The site includes tips, techniques, activities and group projects. It also gives young writers a place to showcase their writing and comment on others’ stories.
Teachers and parents can find educational companion materials for No Ordinary Lizard and Swept Up at allwritewithme.com. These reading and writing guides reinforce Common Core ELA Standards for grade levels 3-6. Teachers and parents can also connect with Diane and other users of the All Write with Me website at facebook.com/allwritewithme.
Diane lives in Orion, IL with her wonderful husband and son and misses living with her wonderful daughter who’s grown up and moved on.