"Dripping with charm."--VOYA[star] "Lots of silly fun and a warm, feel-good feeling await readers."--School Library Journal (starred)"An unconventional style and offbeat sense of humor that will delight readers."--Kirkus Reviews Sandy Huntington-Ackerman's life becomes increasingly complicated when his bungling, moneygrubbing uncles try to shanghai the family fortune by poisoning a birthday cake. Luckily, those conniving uncles can't do anything right. Instead of bumping off the whole family, they put Sandy's parents--and their pet chicken--into mysterious comas. Sandy joins forces with his loyal butler and a wise and wacky nurse to save his parents and squelch his uncles' felonious high jinks. Includes a teaser to the new Jean Ferris novel, Twice Upon a Marigold.