At the start of summer vacation, Will and his brother Marty cause enough trouble to receive the worst punishment of all: they must spend a few afternoons a week at the library. Not only do the boys detest reading, they have a great fear of the infamous librarian Mrs. "Spud" Murphy and her gas-powered, potato shooting gun. Why would a librarian have such a weapon you ask? To shoot potatoes at children who make noise, of course.
Will and Marty's first afternoon in the library only confirms their fears about this terrifying woman. How are they going to survive all summer with Spud Murphy looking over their shoulders? Banished to the children's section, the boys have nothing to do but read. Will, who plays by the rules, accepts his fate. Marty, who breaks all the rules, won't rest until he's found a way out of the children's section. Who will win this battle of wills, Marty or Spud?
I thought this was a hilarious story - very entertaining. I highly recommend it!