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Book 1

The summer starts off to be the worst ever!

Ten-year-old Spencer is grumpy. His family moved at the end of the school year and now he’s in a new neighborhood with no friends, and stuck spending every day with his annoying little brother, Justin, and the strange new nanny who he knows has secrets.

Then Justin gets lost playing hide-and-seek in their new home. He gets lost under the antique couch and soon the brothers are trapped in a strange world. How are they going to get out of this mess and return home?

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Book 2

Spencer has to return.

He knows it’s dangerous, and he doesn’t want to go, but he needs to retrieve what he left behind.

After their first trip, ten-year-old Spencer decided he’d never go back under the couch. It was too scary and he and his little brother, Justin, had been lucky to get home safely … and without their odd nanny finding out they’d been gone. But now Spencer has to go back. But they have to figure out how to get back to the mysterious under-the-couch world. 

Discovering the secrets of the antique couch changed what started as a rotten summer. On this second adventure, the brothers are transported to a place where they face danger and wishes come true.  Will they be able to get back to the mysterious under-the-couch world, and return home safely … before the nanny notices they are gone?

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Book 3

He can’t breathe.  Everything around him is spinning.

In this third adventure, ten-year-old Spencer faces his worst nightmare! He and his little brother Justin are transported to a strange place where they encounter people with different rules. Spencer gets in trouble and is forced to come face-to-face with what he hates most – spiders!  The town people intend to make him stay there, but Spencer and his brother have to get home.  He knows time is limited in the under-the-couch world, and they have to find the door home before it disappears.  

Can they escape these people and find the door … or will they be stuck in this strange world?

Book 4

Spencer can’t believe what he sees.

These kids seem nice but obviously they are messing with him. Why do these boys say he needs glasses? How can they not see what he does? 

Spencer tries to be a good sport and puts on the strange glasses that they give him. He looks around and is shocked by what he sees.

Ten-year-old Spencer and his little brother, Justin, go on an adventure under the couch to a picture-perfect place. They play sports they’ve never played before and learn more about themselves and about seeing the beauty within. They also find out that intergalactic beings aren’t allowed in this place without prior permission. They need to get back to the door before they are caught and taken to headquarters to be questioned . . . or worse!

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Book 5

Why is it so hard to make friends?

Ten-year-old Spencer doesn’t like being an introvert. He wishes he was more like his seven-year-old brother, Justin, who has no problem talking to people and making friends. Spencer doesn’t like that he’s quieter and struggles with it. 

In this fifth adventure, the brothers are flipped into a place they’ve never been before. But somehow it feels familiar. People seem to know them, but Spencer feels different. He’s popular here and has no trouble talking to everyone and making friends. He’s exactly like the person he wants to be. He prefers this version of himself . . . at least he thinks so.

Spencer gets lost in this alternate reality and forgets about his real home. When Justin finally convinces him that they have stayed too long, they try to find the door home but it isn’t there. Are they too late?

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Book 6

This is a game, right?

Enemy drones are flying around Spencer and Justin as they use their video game skills to help their new friends battle to protect their island’s energy resources.

In their sixth adventure under the couch, ten-year-old Spencer and his little brother, Justin, go through a door and are transported to a small island where there are robots and realistic video games.

Playing new video games is fun for the brothers … until the danger surrounding them becomes too real. Suddenly they are being shot at and hunted by police robots. Will they be able to get back to the door to return home before the robots catch them?

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Book 7

It’s a dream come true!

Seven-year-old Justin LOVES candy. What could be a better adventure than going to a real gingerbread house that’s filled with the most delicious candy ever?

Justin is thrilled to pick a door in the under-the-couch world that takes he and his brother, Spencer, to a place that has every type of candy imaginable. But he soon finds out what happens when you break the rules in this mysterious world. He discovers there are consequences and he has to pay the price. The boys escape the mean security guards but then need to find the way back inside the candy house in order to get to the portal that takes them home. 

How are they going to get inside the store without the guards spotting them? 

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Book 8

Can they trust this mysterious woman? Where is everyone else?

Ten-year-old Spencer and his little brother, Justin, go on an adventure and end up in a forest filled with the biggest trees they have ever seen … and wild animals. They are escorted by a strange owl to an old, abandoned town. But where are the people?

The brothers discover the only person living there — a peculiar woman who claims she’s older than the trees. She invites them into her house. Can they trust her or will she trap them there?

A bad storm is coming, and their door to return home is far away, deep in the forest. Can they escape this woman and race Mother Nature to find the door before lightning or wild beasts get them?

Mother Nature is the eighth of twelve books in the fantasy series about Spencer and Justin’s exciting and dangerous adventures in the mysterious under-the-couch world … where the boys have fun and learn valuable lessons through their experiences. Importantly, they learn more about themselves and grow closer through each adventure.

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