Back in Action
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04. Back in Action (Holiday House, 1991)
Elvira Woodruff & Will Hillenbrand
(Grades 3-5)

For weeks, ten-year-old Noah has been looking for the magic powder that made him shrink in the fourth grade. Not only did he become the same size as the small plastic figures that he kept in the shoeboxes under his bed, but his favorite “little guys,” the Commander and his sidekick Sergeant Gordy, came to life, too.

In this sequel to Awfully Short for the Fourth Grade, Noah finds the powder and convinces his best friend Nate to shrink, also. Together, they join the “little guys” for another thrilling adventure, narrowly escaping the jaws of a monster at every turn.

“Woodruff's blend of fantasy and action is ripe with clever plot action, excitement, and humor as Noah leads his toy troops into battle... Readers fascinated by miniature worlds will enjoy this light adventure.”