Mr. Gedrick and Me (Paperback)
New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman delivers a modern reimagining of the classic Mary Poppins tale in this story about family, grief, and healing—with a dash of magic!
Stanley Darrow isn’t sure what to expect when the mysterious Mr. Gedrick appears on his doorstep. He is certain, however, that his family could use Mr. Gedrick’s help: Their lives—and their house—have been a mess since Stanley’s dad died.
The strange new nanny quickly helps them transform their cluttered home into a sparkling and spotless version of its former self, but it’s going to take more than a clean house to help the Darrow family learn to live and love again.
Can Mr. Gedrick help Stanley, his brother, Fergus, his sister, Amelia, and his mom find their way back to each other? And what secrets of his own is Mr. Gedrick hiding behind his crooked grin?
About the Author
Patrick Carman is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including the acclaimed series the Land of Elyon and Floors and the teen superhero novel Thirteen Days to Midnight. A multimedia pioneer, Patrick authored The Black Circle, the fifth title in the 39 Clues series, and the Dark Eden, Skeleton Creek, Trackers, Fizzopolis, and Voyagers series. An enthusiastic reading advocate, Patrick has visited more than a thousand schools, developed village library projects in Central America, and created author outreach programs for communities. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family. You can visit him online at www.patrickcarman.com.
“Mr. Gedrick is the fairy godfather every child needs: present, engaging, and thoughtful. The funny and comforting way this lovely family slowly turns away from sadness is a balm for all readers—there are not many like it on the shelves.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With an energetic, bright, and outgoing narrator in Stanley, there is never a dull moment. Lightly fantastical with plenty of emotional heft, this will please young readers who like their stories to have some depth.”
PRAISE FOR THE FIZZOPOLIS SERIES: “Fizzopolis bubbles over with belly burps-and belly laughs.”
— Tom Watson, New York TImes betselling author of the Stick Dog series
“Carman’s wacky words and Sheesley’s loony artwork go together like soda pop and belches!”
— Tom Angleberger, New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series
“Lots of kooky laughs for aspiring mad scientists who are going to want to make their own Fizzies.”
— Jim Benton, New York Times bestselling author of the Franny K. Stein and Dear Dumb Diary series