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28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6

by Catherine Austen

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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Mar 2014
ISBN:9781459406179
imprint: Lorimer
Description

Dave Davidson's heart is in the right place. He believes it's his mission to cure his friends of their fears. But his solutions are hare-brained at best and often come with unintended and hilarious consequences. Afraid of dancing at the school dance? Dave's got ways to fix that: sprain an ankle, eat expired food to get sick, or even get yourself suspended for a few days. Have a public speaking phobia? Dave can fix that for you too: get laryngitis, forge a note from a therapist, or get your friends to hold up cue cards.
This hilarious new novel will appeal to reluctant tween readers, especially boys.

About the Author
Catherine Austen worked in the conservation movement before becoming a freelance writer. She lives in Quebec with her husband, Geoff, and their children.Her novels with Orca include Walking Backward and All Good Children. For more information, visit www.catherineausten.com.
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Contributor Notes

CATHERINE AUSTEN is the author 26 Tips For Surviving Grade 6, which is both a Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award winner and the winner of the Quebec Writer's Federation prize. She lives in Gatineau, Quebec.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
5 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Absolutely adored this book. This is a great book for 6th graders and soon to be 6th graders. Such a great book, that is funny and quirky."

— Educator

"A hilarious story about a group of Canadian 6th grade boys and their school adventures . . . A truly fun read."

— Librarian

"Love this story! A group of 6th graders works together to get out of the things 6th graders find least desirable - speaking in public, dancing, etc. It's a cute read that upper elementary and middle school students are sure to identify with and enjoy!"

— Educator at Tuscaloosa Academy

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