Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 10 to 13
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
When thirteen-year-old Harry Fieldstone and his friends start a Poets' Club at school, they don't expect they'll be involved in anything more complicated than limericks and rhyming barbs directed towards one another. But then Harry stumbles across something unexpected - a ring. And it's not just any ring. He quickly discovers that the ring gives him a different power each day. Telekinesis one day, invisibility another . And suddenly, he and the Poets' Club are wrapped up in a centuries-old mystery.
With the help of a university professor, Harry and the gang learn that the ring can be traced to ancient Rome. But protecting the artefact won't be easy: a centuries-old organization known as the Toga Gang is determined to get ahold of the ring, and they have the Poets' Club in their sights.
Attack of the Toga Gang is a hilarious middle-grade novel by a Canadian literary treasure.
About the author
George Bowering, Canada’s first Poet Laureate and co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH, was born in the Okanagan Valley.
A distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian and tireless supporter of fellow writers, Bowering has authored more than eighty books, including works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and youth fiction.
In 2002, Bowering was recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the most influential people in British Columbia.
In 2011, he received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in British Columbia.
Other titles by George Bowering
Objects, Food, Rooms
Writing and Reading
Selected Serial Poems
if wants to be the same as is
Essential Poems of David Bromige
Some End / West Broadway
A Short Sad Book
The Dad Dialogues
A Correspondence on Fatherhood (and the Universe)