The last last-day-of-summer / by Lamar Giles ; illustrations by Dapo Adeola.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Otto and Sheed Alston are local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. As summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little more time for fun, eve as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have. That is, until a mysterious man named Mr. Flux appears with a camera that literally freezes time. Now, with the help of some very strange people and even stranger creature Otto and Sheed will have to put aside their differences to save their town--and each other. The Legendary Alston Boys have always lived in the moment, but if they don't do something fast, they may be living this moment forever."-- Page [2] of cover.
    • ISBN:
      9781328460837
      1328460835
    • Accession Number:
      2018034805
    • Accession Number:
      on1045472807
      1045472807
    • Accession Number:
      fay.650639
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    • ABNT:
      GILES, L.; ADEOLA, D. The last last-day-of-summer. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. ISBN 9781328460837. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650639. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Giles L, Adeola D. The Last Last-Day-of-Summer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2019. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650639
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      Giles, L., & Adeola, D. (2019). The last last-day-of-summer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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      Giles, Lamar, and Dapo Adeola. 2019. The Last Last-Day-of-Summer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650639.
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      Giles, L. and Adeola, D. (2019) The last last-day-of-summer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650639 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
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      Giles, L & Adeola, D 2019, The last last-day-of-summer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 26 September 2020, .
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      Giles, Lamar, and Dapo Adeola. The Last Last-Day-of-Summer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650639.
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      Giles L, Adeola D. The last last-day-of-summer [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650639

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

*Starred Review* The last Monday in August may not be the last official day of summer, but Otto and Sheed know it's the last day that counts: on Tuesday, they go back to school, and their days of freedom are over. The two African American cousins, known to all in Logan County as the Legendary Alston Boys, have spent their summer solving mysteries and competing with their rivals, the Epic Ellison Girls, to win keys to the city. But their wish for more summer comes startlingly true when a man appears out of nowhere with a strange, not-quite-right camera, and with one press of a button, he mysteriously freezes time. Except for Otto and Sheed, it seems everyone in town is trapped in a single moment. But the boys are on the case, and as they investigate, they get to know some very interesting concepts, meet people from out of time, and begin to understand how deeply a single missed opportunity can alter a life. Not all YA authors transition seamlessly to middle grade, but Giles (Spin, 2019) manages it with aplomb, spinning a zany, clever adventure filled with surreal humor that never feels forced. Anchored by its genuine characters and buoyed by its true fun, this is an adventure with staying power. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

Like many kids, African American cousins Otto and Sheed Alston want just one more day of summer vacation. They get their wish when they accidentally freeze time and find their town visited by denizens from the "interdimensional community." Giles presents a page-turning magical fantasy adventure with broad appeal in which his protagonists use their considerable talents to save not only their town but also themselves. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #2

African American cousins Otto and Sheed Alston are local legends in their small Virginia town, often featured in the Logan County Gazette for their daring exploits—getting rid of ghosts, disposing of the Laughing Locusts, solving the Mystery of the Woman in Teal, and even taking down the Dastardly Dummy of Denos. But like many kids, they are wishing for just one more day of summer vacation before the school year begins. They get their wish when they accidentally freeze time and find themselves and their town visited by denizens from the "interdimensional community," including the nefarious Mr. Flux, followed by a man with dark goggles and coiled dreadlocks who drops out of a time portal; monsters called Time Sucks; and all manner of Clock Watchers, who manage time but are out of work now that there's no time to manage. Otto and Sheed must unstick time and return Logan County to normalcy. In his debut middle-grade novel Giles (a founding member of We Need Diverse Books) presents a page-turning magical fantasy adventure with broad appeal in which his protagonists must use their considerable talents to save not only their town but also themselves. dean Schneider March/April 2019 p 80 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 February #4

In his inventive middle grade debut, Giles (Overturned) riotously scrambles time, moving it backward, forward—and not at all. In the Virginia county that's home to genial African-American cousins and renowned sleuths Otto and Sheed Alston (whose sleuthing skills are rivaled only by crafty twin sisters), curious goings-on are commonplace, but on the last day of summer vacation, things "get stranger than usual"—by a lot. When Flux, a man with limbs that can stretch "like he was made of taffy," suddenly appears and instructs the boys to take a photo of their town with his vintage camera, residents become frozen in place and time. TimeStar, a futuristic superhero, then emerges from a portal in the sky and lunges at Flux, launching a madcap struggle between good and evil and the cousins' quest to unfreeze time. Villainous Flux commandeers Norton Juster–style "agents of time" the Clock Watchers—cleverly depicted personifications that include patriarch Father Time, indecisive Second Guessers, and the Time Sucks, fuzzy platypuslike beasts. Laced with humor, the fantastical time war plays out at a dizzying pace as Giles interjects affecting realism with themes of reconciliation, family, identity, and destiny. Ages 10–12. Agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Apr.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.