Project Jackalope by Emily Ecton

Project Jackalope

Written by Emily Ecton
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Project Jackalope by Emily Ecton

Jeremy's troubles begin when his eccentric neighbor, Professor Twitchett, leaves him an 'experiment' for safe-keeping, a Jackalope! This so-called mythological creature looks like an adorable bunny rabbit, but comes with razor sharp antlers and is purported to be a ruthless killer. But when government agents show up at Jeremy's house, things look even more dire. It seems they want the Jackalope for their own purposes, and they will stop at nothing to get him. Jeremy must find a way to protect the Jackalope, and himself, so he reluctantly joins forces with Agatha, his holier-than-thou genius neighbor and classmate. With the Jackalope (and his weapons-grade-antlers) tucked away in a backpack, they have only one chance to save Jack and still find a way to get their science fair projects in on time.


A very satisfying thriller ... readers will still be eager for a sequel - Kirkus Reviews A very satisfying thriller... readers will still be eager for a sequel - Kirkus Reviews Will keep readers smiling to the very end. - School Library Journal

About the Author

Emily Ecton is a writer and producer for Wait Wait. .. Don't Tell Mel, the NPR news quiz. She has also been a playwright, a chinchilla wrangler, an ice cream scooper and a costume character. She lives in Chicago with her dog, Binky.

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224 pages


Emily Ecton
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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st February 2012



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