Alex bonds with a new art teacher, who turns out to be a teenager, Jenny, under a spell. Alex changes her back into a teenager, but with no teacher art class is cancelled. Alex manages to convince Mr. Laritate of how important art is, and he promises to get them a new teacher. Meanwhile, Max gets out of gym class by inventing a disease called Mono-oranegeosis, which makes him unable to see the color orange. This fake disease gets him sympathy from celebrities like Dwayne Johnson and Misty May-Treanor (who guest-star). But his ruse is soon revealed by a girl from school, who appears to be Misty May-Treanor's niece.
I was very competitive with my siblings about reading and wanted to read everything my sister (who is 8 years older than me) read rather than “age-appropriate” books. Therefore I skipped over things like “5 Children and It” and “Treasure Island”, etc. So recently I’ve started reading them and discovered “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett who is a very interesting woman and it’s a wonderful read. The way she describes the excitement and therapeutic value of getting things to grow is just spot on and struck a strong chord with me at the moment.