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Book/Author Spotlight: Escape to California (Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #12)



About the Book: Flat Stanley is back to save the day in the twelfth exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, we follow Flat Stanley as he explores San Francisco, California. The Lambchops are on a family vacation to San Francisco. But when Stanley saves a girl from barreling down one of San Francisco’s steep hills in her wheelchair, he’s shocked to find that she’s actually been looking for him. The girl, Lily, is trying to perform an amazing trick that no one has done before–escaping from Alcatraz prison–and she needs Stanley’s help! Can the famous flat boy help in this sticky situation?


  • Age Range: 7 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures (Book 12)
  • Library Binding: 96 pages
  • Cost: $15.99




About the Author: Jeff Brown created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including Flat Stanley, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley’s Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! You can learn more about Jeff Brown and Flat Stanley at




About the Illustrator: Macky Pamintuan is an accomplished artist who lives in the Philippines with his wife, Aymone; their baby girl, Alison; and a West Highland white terrier named Winter.


August 2, 2016 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Wow! The Fiftieth Anniversary? Flat Stanley is such a wonderful classic! This looks like a great book for kids.

    Comment by Merry | August 2, 2016 | Reply

  2. I haven’t seen this series of Flat Stanley books yet. My son really likes Flat Stanley, especially since they did a Flat Stanley project a couple of years ago in school. Thanks for letting us know about this new book.

    Comment by Brenda | August 2, 2016 | Reply

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