It Ate My Sister

Groston Adventures

Book 2
Light Publications
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My family is so weird…

I wouldn’t go so far to say that we’re psycho. It’s just that strange things happen to us: explosions • • genetic mutations • • poisonous snakes • • ghost attacks and other mishaps.
Sometimes I wish that we could all just relax.

Seven stories and a chapter book/novella

Top 10 reasons to buy this book
10. Loaded with practical tips
— like what to do if your sister is being eaten
9. Makes your family seem normal
8. Meet the world’s smallest professional wrestler
7. Dynamite recipe for Flying Roast Turkey
6. Prevents bad breath in lab rats
5. Secret code that may reveal the meaning of life*
4. Action. Suspense. Flatulence.
3. New, improved, and now more than 72% slug-free! 2. Lasts longer than a pizza
1. More laughs than “Johnny Tremain”

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About the author

Mark Binder* likes baking bread and pizza. He loves reading and writing, swimming under water, dining well, breathing deeply, battling the forces of darkness, creating cool projects, having great adventures and telling lies about them. He lives in Providence with his wife, children and friends, and has a sneaking feeling that you’re reading this over his shoulder.

Mark transmits joy with story. He is the author of more than a twenty books and audio books for children, families and adults. Since 2000, he has performed before more than 185,000 listeners of all ages in more than 1,200 performances.

Mark graduated from Columbia University, where he studied mythology with T.E. Gaster and Storytelling with Spalding Gray. He holds an MA in English and Theater from the Trinity Rep Conservatory and Rhode Island College. He has studied yoga, contemporary dance, Decroux-style mime, and holds a third degree black belt in Aikido, the martial art for peace. He has taught an undergraduate course in “Telling Lies” at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was nominated for the John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.


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Publisher
Light Publications
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Published on
Oct 1, 2008
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Pages
132
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ISBN
9780970264244
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Horror
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Kings Wolves, Princesses and Lions is an excellent primer for young readers… Classic tales retold with new energy… New tales that seem timeless, and a few old favorites that preserve the flavor of years gone by.


If you liked "The Bed Time Story Book" you'll love, "Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions." 


These are stories children will enjoy reading by themselves, or with parents and caregivers. And the grown-ups will enjoy reading them, too. Includes dozens of evocative and humorous old-school and wood-block style illustrations.


Award-winning children's author, Mark Binder presents this collection of stories with the ear of a professional storyteller and the love of a parent reading to his family.


"…a gift for humor -- both broad and subtle…"
- Publisher's Weekly


"…author and storyteller Mark Binder is the spellbinder…"
- School Library Journal


Part of the best-selling "Bed Time Story Book" series, this collection starts with simple stories for early readers, and then allows youngsters to stretch their skills. 


Target ages:
Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions: Grades 1-3
The Bed Time Story Book: Grades PK-2
Genies, Giants and a Walrus: Grades 3-5 (and up)


Bonus tips for reading-aloud at bed time!


An around-the world tour of Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. The five sections are broken down into Tales of Animals, Ordinary and Extraordinary People, Kings and Fools, American Favorites and International Classics. 


If you don't know these stories, you'll soon learn why so many of them are classics… Author and storyteller Mark Binder reworks, revises and invents stories that feel fresh while maintaining a strong connection to the past.


With updated and extended versions of Aesop Fables, Anansi, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Sleeping Beauty, The Brave Little Tailor, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Rapunzel, Stone Soup (at Valley Forge), King Midas, Androcles, and a cast of mice, bats, weasels, cranes, dogs, wolves, and of course lions. Dozens of stories, including: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Androcles and the Lion, The Princess and the Mouse, The Brave Little Tailor, King Midas and The Golden Touch, The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, Stone Soup at Valley Forge, Sleeping Beauty, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Rapunzel and many more!

Amazing Adventures and Terrific Tall Tales for older readers who are ready to sink their teeth into something fun. Fun, Fantastic and Exciting! 

Boys, Girls and Parents will Love Reading Genies, Giants and a Walrus Award-winning author and story performer Mark Binder has collected some of his favorite adventures from across the globe and put them together in one collection for the entertainment of all. 

Thor... Scheherazade... Paul Bunyan... Clever Doris? 

Enjoy discovering the original myths that inspired the videos. Find new stories to make you smile. 

"Genies, Giants and a Walrus" includes some of the world's best adventure stories, selected and edited for the pleasure of voracious young readers. From Gilgamesh and the Arabian Nights to Norse Mythology and the American West, these are stories that both girls and boys will enjoy reading and rereading. is an excellent primer for young readers... 

Classic tales retold with new energy... New tales that seem timeless, and a few old favorites that preserve the flavor of years gone by. If you liked "The Bed Time Story Book" or "Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions," you'll love, "Genies, Giants and a Walrus." You can read them by yourself, or with your family. 


".a gift for humor -- both broad and subtle..."
- Publisher's Weekly ..".author and storyteller

"Mark Binder is the spellbinder..." - School Library Journal Part of the best-selling "Bed Time Story Book" series, this collection takes it to the next level of literary pleasure. Target ages: Genies, Giants and a Walrus: Grades 3-5 Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions: Grades 1-3 The Bed Time Story Book: Grades PK-2 Some of the world's finest heroes and heroines make appearances, including, Scheherezade, Thor, Paul Bunyan and Clever Doris. Includes plenty of witches, giants, genies and of course, a Walrus. If you don't know these stories, you'll soon learn why so many of them are classics... 

Author and storyteller Mark Binder reworks, revises and invents stories that feel fresh while maintaining a strong connection to the past. The collection ends with a brief selection from some of the finest poetic stories ever written in English, including Kipling, Lewis Carroll and Casey at the Bat. Guaranteed fun for all.









"Wired Words/Electric Prose" —Providence Phoenix


"The Brothers Schlemiel is a delicious and exciting novel of mixed identities told in delicious bite-sized chapters. You won't want to put it down, but if you do, you will come back to it again and again… At last, one of the very first ebooks is restored to its full glory."


Meet Abraham and Adam. From the day they are born, “those Schlemiel twins” are trouble. No one, not even their parents, can tell them apart, which is sometimes an advantage. 


They use their wits to create mischievous pranks, foil thieves, meet governors and kings, and eventually begin to grow up.


But when Abraham falls in love a Gypsy princess and Adam falls in love with a girl who thinks he’s Abraham, it’s a problem.


If they switch places one more time, will they finally find happiness?


Set in Chelm, the famed village of fools, The Brothers Schlemiel is both a tightly interwoven story of two lives, and a rambling picaresque novel filled with rich characters. Originally written as a weekly serial, it’s a page-turner that can be enjoyed a bit at a time, but will call you to keep going and just read a little more.


The Brothers Schlemiel is a book to savor. It's a timeless book that resonates in today's fast-paced digital society. 


During its initial 100 installment newspaper run from 1999-2001, The Brothers Schlemiel also became the first novel to be published serially via email. An abridged edition was published in hardcover in 2008. At last, the complete adventures of Abraham and Adam Schlemiel have been gathered together in one unabridged "authors cut."


Glowing Headlines and Reviews about previous editions of the (abridged and e-serialized) Brothers Schlemiel: 


Wired Words/Electric Prose
"To say that Jacob Schlemiel went temporarily insane after the birth of his twin boys might be to overstate it. The poor man certainly had a breakdown. It was as if the mule pulling his wagon down the road of life had suddenly kicked him in the head." So begins one episode of The Brothers Schlemiel. Binder could have also been describing what's happening to traditional publishing. With the arrival of electronic serials and e-books, old-fashioned print is getting something of a kick in the head. As tech-savvy authors like Binder are exploring the Internet's possibilities, traditional publishers are racing to get into the game."
—Providence Phoenix


Dickens For The 21st Century
"I find it exciting that Mr. Binder has put his extensive talents to use on the internet. The return of serialized literature is long overdue and "The Brothers Schlemiel" seems the perfect work to introduce a new generation of readers to a method as traditional as Dickens using technology that Jules Verne could only have dreamed of."
—oso.com


Schlemiels in cyberspace… old-fashioned storytelling in a newfangled way
—The Providence Journal


Laughing out loud humor… very poignant and sweet
—Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, TX


"In The Brothers Schlemiel, Mark Binder tries to capture the community of Chelm in all its innocence, foolishness and humor. 'In this work of fiction, history lives in the footnotes,' he declares in his author's note. When history gets in the way of the story, it is easily modified. So it's clear from the start that there is nothing factual about this book, which traces the lives of the Schlemiel family and the community that surrounds them. [Readers] will really get the humor written between the lines. 'Only in Chelm could a father get so lost going to fetch the midwife that he misses the birth of his first child,' Binder writes, poking consistent fun at the antics and idiocy of those who call Chelm home. It seems that everyone in the town is in slow mode, so the mix-ups are many and the potential for laughter abundant
—Jewish Book World

• Digital Book Award Finalist! • Mom's Choice Silver Award Winner!
• Digital Book World QED Award Winner * Moonbeam Award Winner!

Pick your Cinderella, pick your prince, and enjoy a new “spin” on the classic tale!


“Cinderella Spinderella is the first international illustrated ebook for families that uses today’s technology to give a favorite story a modern message of empowerment!”


Which Cinderella will your child choose?  

"It doesn't matter what you look like… It's who you are that counts."

—The Fairy Godmother from "Cinderella Spinderella"

The classic story of Cinderella has been modernized and urbanized in this beautifully illustrated edition, written with delightful humor and a surprising twist.

Cinderella Spinderella uses ebook technology to allow readers to choose how Cinderella looks. Is she Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, or from the Indian subcontinent?

You can pick.

Mark Binder’s Cinderella Spinderella began its life as a spoken-word story told to very different audiences— groups of inner city youngsters and their parents and campers with severe physical disabilities.

The ebook Cinderella Spinderella, connects with any reader, offering 25 different combinations, so that every youngster can see herself or himself reflected in the story.

This is Cinderella who powerfully chooses her identity!

The classic story is modernized in this beautifully illustrated edition, written with delightful humor and a surprising twist.

























"Eleanor lived alone with two stepsisters in a skinny house that her father had left to her in his will. By all rights the house belonged to Eleanor, yet her stepsisters treated her very poorly."

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