This action-packed series follows shy, awkward Agnes and her field trip of nightmares. When her bus is stranded at a roadside diner for the night, she faces bullies, dish duty, and a rancid hot dog. After waking up sick, she gets locked in a walk-in freezer where she discovers a portal to another world . . . and that she's been turned into a meerkat. She goes on a wild adventure to make her way back to the diner and her real life. In each subsequent book, Agnes returns to the portal and grows wiser and braver with each visit. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.