Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?

Giblin, James Cross.  Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?  A Research Puzzle. Illustrated by Erik Brooks.  Henry Holt and Company:  2008.  ISBN: 978-0-8050-8183-1.
Did Fleming Recue Churchill?
This clever book reads like a middle-grade story, which it is, but it is also a how-to manual.  The narrator, Jason,  is assigned what he considers to be a terribly uninteresting topic to write his report on:  Sir Alexander Fleming.  Convinced he will never be able to write three whole pages on such a boring scientist, he pleads with his teacher to  switch to someone else.  She, of course, doesn’t budge, but rather gives Jason some tips on searching for information.  The storyline follows Jason’s search and his quest for telling fact from fiction.  This is a wonderful read for any fourth grader stuggling with a research report to write, which is all of them.

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