Ages 7 to 12, Grades 2 to 7
Ellis, Dante, and Popcorn Bob are on an important top-secret mission in America. (Ellis's dads are there too. But they don't know about the mission.)
When Popcorn Bob last escaped the clutches of Coraline Corn (the evil owner of Popcorn & Co.), she said that there are more live popcorn kernels in America – just like Bob!
Bob can't wait to meet his family. But when he finds them, they're trapped in a chicken coop on the Popcorn & Co. grounds, living at the mercy of Coraline Corn, and whatever experiments she wants to run on them. Bob, Ellis, and Dante must team up once again to defeat Coraline Corn and free Bob's newfound family.
The third installment to this chapter book series brings back all the zaniness that readers know and love, plus a new cross-continental adventure, and lots more friends.
About the Author
Maranke Rinck is an award-winning children's book author who seeks to make reading and writing fun for the young and old. She often works with her husband, illustrator Martijn van der Linden. With their three children they live in a former butcher shop in Rotterdam. You will not find sausages and meatballs in their house anymore, though; the cold stores are full of manuscripts, drawings and paintings.
Martijn van der Linden is a Dutch illustrator of children's books. He has won multiple awards including the certificate of honor (IBBY), the Golden Parent's Choice Award, and the Goldfinch award for the picture book I Feel a Foot! In 2016 he won the Dutch national award for the best Children's book (the Woutertje Pieterse award) for his book Vote for the Okapi. His books have been translated into over 12 languages. Martijn works from his home in Rotterdam where he lives with his wife, children's book writer Maranke Rinck, and their three children. Maranke and Martijn have created several picture books together.
Nancy Forest-Flier is an American-born translator, editor, and writer living and working in the Netherlands. She has translated several adult and children's novels from Dutch to English, her writing has appeared in many British and American museums, and she has translated for numerous Dutch museums and institutes including the Anne Frank House. She has six children, ten grandchildren, and one cat.