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Children's Fiction Business, Careers, Occupations

Bad Business

by (author) Diane Dakers

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Business, Careers, Occupations, Values & Virtues, Peer Pressure
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


Lindy has been working hard cleaning and doing odd jobs around the neighborhood to earn money for a trip to the Arctic. When Mrs. Naulty, an elderly client, mistakenly pays her a huge amount of money, Lindy keeps it to pay the early-bird rate for her trip. It’s only when a schoolmate learns what she did and starts blackmailing her that Lindy starts to suffer for her actions.

About the author

In her 24-year media career, Diane Dakers has written for most of Canada’s major daily newspapers and a number of national and regional magazines and weekly publications. Her voice has been heard on local, national, and provincial radio stations, and she has been a television host, reporter, producer, and writer. Diane holds a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia


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  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

"This story has a plotline that many young adults can relate to as issues of honesty and true friendship emerge...An easy read which should appeal to reluctant readers and other teen readers. Recommended."

School Library Connection

"A fast-paced, high-interest read...What is great about this book is its relevant subject matter to which many kids can relate. Lindy comes across as a natural character who experiences the same things everyone else does: the extreme excitement over a trip, the gut-wrenching guilt over taking advantage of someone and the fear and anxiety that come with being bullied. These experiences and emotions all occur quickly as the book is a short read, but that doesn’t make the emotions any less real...The plot progresses very quickly which, in turn, makes the book a gripping and fast-paced read that is sure to hold the attention of readers."

CM Magazine

"Dakers explores several moral issues including elder abuse, theft and bullying...Readers will learn that 'doing the right thing' is not always easy!"

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