Franklin Endicott and the third key

Kate DiCamillo

Book - 2021

A constant worrier, Franklin Endicott earns a fresh cause for alarm when he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln to her favorite thrift shop and leaves with a mystery to solve.

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Series
DiCamillo, Kate. Tales from Deckawoo Drive ; v. 6.
Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press 2021.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
97 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781536201819
1536201812
Main Author
Kate DiCamillo (author)
Other Authors
Chris Van Dusen (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–4—The latest book from "Tales from Deckawoo Drive" might be DiCamillo's most charming offering yet in the series. The tale focuses on Franklin, a young biracial boy and the older brother of the unflappable Stella, also neighbor to sisters Eugenia and Baby Lincoln. Unfortunately, this serious boy is struggling with his overwhelming worries (among them, lions, leprosy, submarines, and black holes), which he fastidiously catalogues in a notebook. Franklin's itemizing of fears eventually evolves into nightmares that keep him awake. He finds himself turning to hot milk for relief and visits Eugenia, who is suffering from insomnia. The unlikely pair have a seemingly mundane but divinely inspired adventure that breaks the routine of Franklin's anxiety and opens a door previously unknown to him. Van Dusen's familiar illustrations bring the Mercy Watson universe to life in shiny-cheeked caricatures, honoring the small-town vibe of the series. The book is rife with challenging vocabulary, such as cavalier, efficacy, procure, and eclecticism. The tale is as uplifting as it is literary, and the author tells a genuine story that may inspire readers to be like Franklin, a child open to receiving his very own mysterious, life-changing key. VERDICT A must-have for libraries looking for engaging early chapter books, and a compelling read-aloud. DiCamillo pens a glorious love letter to childhood uncertainty and the powerful and transformative world of reading.—Rachel Joiner, Advent Episcopal Sch., Bessemer, AL Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A constant worrier, Franklin Endicott earns a fresh cause for alarm when he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln to her favorite thrift shop and leaves with a mystery to solve. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive—and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen—is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown.Welcome back to Deckawoo Drive for a sixth endearing installment in the companion series to Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Frank Endicott is a worrier. He worries about lions, submarines, black holes, leprosy, and armadillos. He lists his worries alphabetically in a notebook and suffers vivid nightmares that even a certain neighborhood pig can’t dispatch. When he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln on an errand to duplicate a key at her favorite dark and dusty thrift shop, Frank earns fresh cause for alarm. Odd Buddy Lamp, the shop’s proprietor, has sent them home with the original key and its copy. Can Frank come to terms with the mystery without buckling under his mounting dread? With a little help from friends (old and new), hot cocoa, and some classic short stories read aloud, the prognosis is good.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The latest tale from Deckawoo Drive'and New York Times best-selling creators Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen'is a balm for young worrywarts facing the unknown.Welcome back to Deckawoo Drive for a sixth endearing installment in the companion series to Kate DiCamillo's New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Frank Endicott is a worrier. He worries about lions, submarines, black holes, leprosy, and armadillos. He lists his worries alphabetically in a notebook and suffers vivid nightmares that even a certain neighborhood pig can't dispatch. When he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln on an errand to duplicate a key at her favorite dark and dusty thrift shop, Frank earns fresh cause for alarm. Odd Buddy Lamp, the shop's proprietor, has sent them home with the original key and its copy. Can Frank come to terms with the mystery without buckling under his mounting dread? With a little help from friends (old and new), hot cocoa, and some classic short stories read aloud, the prognosis is good.