Waverley has always wanted to write a great adventure story. But whenever she sits down at her typewriter, she is pestered by an unstoppable fly. Thus we enter the story she had hoped to write, as she races and chases the insect from hilarious flip to flop. This is a story that kids will want to read again and again for the infectious rhythm, rhyme, and laugh-out-loud scenes of mounting action. At the end, we're left to wonder whether Waverly's next adventure might be right under her nose. This book also includes a useful glossary for some dozen literary terms included in the text ("Waverly's Odd Words"). Parents and teachers will find this book invaluable for enriching childrens' vocabulary, as well as exploring themes of overcoming distractions, following a passion, and experimenting with effective techniques for character development, storytelling and adventure writing.