Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #2)

by Marcia Thornton Jones (Author) Pearl Low (Illustrator)

Dr. Victor's assistant at the science museum may -- or may not -- be Frankenstein's monster in this funny and spooky series from Graphix Chapters.

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The Bailey School Kids take a field trip to a science museum, where they meet Dr. Victor and his hulking assistant, Frank. Secrets lurk behind every door in the spooky old museum. What's Dr. Victor doing in his hidden lab? And could Frank be Frankenstein's monster -- even though he loves to plant flowers?

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Review quotes

Praise for Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots: A Graphix Chapters Book (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #1):

A great way to reboot the silly, gently creepy series for a new generation. — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series:

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Winner of the Children's Choice Award for Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots

Named a Super Series by the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program

Fun, engaging reads. — Common Sense Media

Top 100 Children's Authors. — Educational Paperback Association

Marcia Thornton Jones
Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published more than 130 books for children, including the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, Woodford Brave, Ratfink, and Champ. Marcia lives with her husband, Steve, and two cats in Lexington, Kentucky, where she continues to write, mentor writers, and teach writing classes. She is the coordinator of the Carnegie Center Author Academy, an intensive one-on-one writing program for adult writers working toward publication.
Pearl Low is an Afro Asian artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Their art is rooted in themes of self-love, acceptance, and Chinese and Jamaican Canadian experiences. They work in comics and animation and won an Oscar in 2020 for their work on the short film Hair Love.
Debbie Dadey grew up in Kentucky and now lives in a log cabin in Tennessee with her husband and two greyhound rescues. Her three adult children continue to inspire her. A former first grade teacher and school librarian, she is the author and coauthor of over 180 books, including the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Her newest series, Mini Mermaid Tales, is a multicultural easy chapter book series from Simon and Schuster. Her newest picture book is Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
August 20, 2022
The Bailey School Kids Graphic Novels
BISAC categories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV052000 - Juvenile Fiction | Monsters
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
JUV008100 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Horror
JUV008130 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Paranormal
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