Frederik Sandwich and the Earthquake That Couldn't Possibly Be Read Online Free - At the age of eleven Frederik Sandwich awakens to an earthquake that couldn’t possibly be. His town is nowhere near a fault line and no earthquake has ever been recorded there. But when he questions what could have caused the shaking, he realizes he may have uncovered more than he bargained for.
Desperately wanting to know what happened, but not the type of person to break rules or push adults for answers, Frederik is lucky (or not, depending on how you look at it) to meet a mysterious stranger, Pernille. She is the sort of person to break rules and demand answers, and is determined to partner with him to get to the bottom of the mystery. It’s a mystery that will lead the two outsiders through abandoned train tunnels, into hidden library rooms, and to the shadowy corridors of City Hall in the dead of night as they try to figure out what could have caused inexplicable rumblings in their small town.
A delightfully strange and hilarious debut novel perfect for Lemony Snicket and Trenton Lee Stewart fans—the first book in a new middle-grade mystery series that will keep you guessing and laughing all along the way.
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March 13, 2018
This is so good. The intended audience is probably pre-teen to early teen. This was incredibly delightful to read. The word play and the alliteration is so good and so sophisticated that it makes it fun to read for any age. The story is definitely geared young but it's fun and fast paced and the...
November 17, 2017
It's a Little Edgy, and I Like It
In one sense this is a simple buddy/adventure. In another sense it's a pretty thorough examination of what it's like to be an outsider in a heavily regimented and closed society.
Frederik's parents are immigrants to Frederik Hill, but by gosh Frederik was born here...
February 19, 2018
Kevin John Scott’s debut middle grade mystery, Frederik Sandwich and the Earthquake that Couldn’t Possibly Be, is the first in a series about the corrupt and mysterious culture of the law-obsessed, overly-orderly town of Frederik’s Hill. Whimsical yet poignant, the novel explores what it means to...
December 09, 2017
Fans of mystery adventures with memorable characters will have fun with the story of an earthquake that couldn't possibly be. Frederik Sandwich lives on Frederik's Hill, a place where everyone follows the rules. Because his parents were foreigners who moved to the city, Frederik tries extra hard...
March 05, 2018
Frederik Sandwich, though born in Frederik's Hill, has felt like an outsider his entire eleven years. Because his parents are foreigners, the kids tease him and treat him like an outcast. The only other person treated that way is Pernille, the young girl with olive skin and pure white hair.
December 05, 2017
Two "outerlopers" (as opposed to interlopers) set off to explain a mystery that takes them into the depths of their bigoted city. This book was delightfully odd and chocked full of masterful word play. In some ways, it reads like a Dr Seuss for middle graders - quirky prose with a broader social...
February 01, 2018
"A delightfully strange and hilarious debut novel perfect for Lemony Snicket and Trenton Lee Stewart fans—the first book in a new middle-grade mystery series that will keep you guessing and laughing all along the way." I agree completely! Frederik Sandwich is a brilliant boy bullied by his classm...
March 17, 2018
Frederik is a likable underdog and the power-hungry mayor in this story is easy to dislike, as are the frightened and rule-driven community members. I enjoyed the story overall and its mysterious theme, but Pernille's way of addressing Frederik in terms of food items began to wear on me ("my pint...
February 27, 2018
I am all about the quirky middle grade books and this one was awesome. The mystery was well written and the plot was nice and twisty turny. Pernille’s constant use of different new nicknames for Frederik was perhaps my favourite thing. I just loved her.