Strangeville School Is Totally Normal (Paperback)

Strangeville School Is Totally Normal By Darcy Miller, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image

Strangeville School Is Totally Normal (Paperback)

By Darcy Miller, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)


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“I loved this book because it’s so weird. I really got taken along with all the oddity, until I felt like I may have gone through the supply closet and emerged in a parallel universe.”
— Clare Doornbos, Mr. Mopps' Books and Toys, Berkeley, CA

This new highly-illustrated series is guaranteed to make you laugh so hard milk will come out of your nose! Strangeville School is the wackiest, most dangerous school you will ever attend...and you'll desperately want to come back for more!

Harvey Hill just wants other kids to think he’s normal. So he’s happy to start fresh as the newest kid at Strangeville Middle School. Except Strangeville is anything but normal. Something sinister swims in the drinking fountain, the cafeteria could swallow you whole, and a giant rat named Cuddles is on the loose. And don't even get the vice principal started on the third-floor supply closet. In fact, don't even think about it. What supply closet?

At least Harvey has his guide and sort-of new friend Stella Cho to show him the ropes. School newspaper reporter, first chair flugelhorn, and hiding a secret of her own, Stella shows Harvey that maybe "normal" is overrated. But when Stella goes missing while trying to solve the secret of the supply closet (oh that supply closet!), Harvey must embrace what makes him unique to save his new friend and his new school.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School meets Welcome to Nightvale in this wacky new series!
Darcy Miller is the author of Roll, Margot and Mateo Save the World, and Strangeville School Is Totally Normal. She lives in Wisconsin with her two children, her librarian husband, and way too many pets. You can visit Darcy online at

Brett Helquist is the illustrator of many books including The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balleitt and most recently Guitar Genius, by Kim Tomsic and Cezanne’s Parrot, by Amy Guglielmo. He is also the author of Bedtime for Bear, Grumpy Goat, and Roger the Jolly Pirate. He grew up in Utah and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two kids. When he’s not working he’s usually trying to play his guitar. You can visit Brett online at
Product Details ISBN: 9780593309513
ISBN-10: 0593309510
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Strangeville School
Strangeville School is totally hysterical! It’s like a lopsided, upside down, triple somersault Sideways Stories from Wayside School for a whole new generation. Darcy Miller is my kind of writer: Funny!” -- Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and I Funny
"Strangeville School is Totally Normal is the funniest kids’ book I’ve read in years. It’s also the weirdest, in the best possible way: if demonically possessed supply closets, mysteriously oversized rats, and even more mysterious main characters are your kind of thing, you’ll love this story.” – Geoff Rodkey, New York Times bestselling author of The Tapper Twins