Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 10
- Grade: 2 to 5
Travis Bee is the youngest of three sons of Reverend Bee, one of the town's most respected citizens. There are no lengths to which Travis won't go to attract attention to himself whether it's spraying the Sunday morning congregation with his water bottle, playing up his notorious hyena laugh in the classroom, stealing other kids' pencils, clowning around during church choir practice-or, most of all, teasing Mary Beth Harvey. Of course, Travis gets his comeuppance before long: he's chosen to sing the solo during the dedication service for the renovated church building, a prospect that both terrifies and pleases him. This time, however, he'll have to be on his best behavior, which means he's the perfect target for Mary Beth's revenge. It all makes for an uproarious finale to this rollicking good story about Monkey Mountain mischief.
About the author
TED STAUNTON a écrit plus de quarante livres jeunesse et a contribué à la sériepopulaire Seven. Il joue aussi de la musique folk et blues. Ted se rend souventdans des écoles et des bibliothèques canadiennes. Il donne aussi un cours derédaction au collège George Brown à Toronto. Quand il n’est pas plongé dans un livre, il fait souvent de la musique avec le Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band..
Ted Staunton is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including Bounced, What Blows Up in The Almost Epic Squad series, the picture book Friends for Real, illustrated by Ruth Ohi, and the coauthor of the non-fiction title It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . : Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs, with his son Will. A busy and popular presenter at schools across Canada, Ted also teaches writing at George Brown College in Toronto, and is a roots/blues musician in whatever time is left over. Visit him online at www.tedstauntonbooks.com.