When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. It’s a funny spin on the classic Three Little Pigs story, where the Big Bad Wolf tells his version of the story. As you can imagine, he’s an unreliable narrator. If you’ve never read the book, it’s worth the quick read. (Or check out the video version above.)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs was written by legendary author Jon Scieszka, who’s work has appeared many times in the pages of Boys’ Life. He’s the author of classics like, The Stinky Cheese Man, The Time Warp Trio, Math Curse, and most recently, the Frank Einstein series.
In fact, Scieszka is writing an exclusive Frank Einstein short story for BL‘s Feb. 2015 issue. If you’re unfamiliar with his Frank Einstein books, you’re missing out.
Here’s the synopsis for Book 1, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor:
Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.