The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander (2008)

fourthThis funny middle grade school story parodies The Godfather.

Recommended grade level: 4-6

Pages: 314 (for ISBN 9780061994968)

Genre(s) and keywords: humor, mystery

Tone/Style: humorous

Pace: moderate

Topics: kid-run businesses, bullies, gambling

Themes: helping others, trust in friendships

Summary: Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. It’s what he does—he and his best friend and business manager, Vince. Their methods might sometimes run afoul of the law—or at least the school code of conduct—but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can pay him, Mac is on your side. His office is located in the east wing boys’ bathroom, fourth stall from the high window. And business is booming. Continue reading