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ISBN:9781554690343

In a Flash

by Eric Walters

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values & virtues, friendship, school & education
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published: Oct 2008
ISBN:9781554690343
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The first flash mob Ian puts together himself is a sixty-plus person, four-minute pillow fight in a department store. His friend Oswald is thrilled with the event, but Julia, the one Ian really wants to impress, is still convinced that flash mobs are stupid. While Ian tries to prove Julia wrong by initiating flash mobs with political impact, Julia is busy waging war with the strict new principal at school. When Julia goes too far and gets herself suspended, Ian sees an opportunity for a relevant and persuasive flash mob.

About the Author
Eric Walters began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. A Member of the Order of Canada, he has now published more than 100 novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Highly recommended."

— Tucson Unified School District

"This is a smart and tightly crafted story with appeal for reluctant as well as avid readers."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Snappy, realistic dialogue; multidimensional characters; and an unpredictable plot (not to mention a hip, contemporary phenomenon) will have both reluctant and struggling readers madly flipping the pages."

— School Library Journal

"A fine book for challenged readers to use to practice and thus improve their reading. I plan to look for more titles in this series."

— NMRLS Youth Services Book Review

"A good message...Young people do have the power to make things better if they work together."

— Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"This story challenges the reader to consider the power of a single person, or a few people, to make a difference, to change the status quo."

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In a Flash (Orca Currents)

Flash mobs are large public gatherings organized via e-mail, social networking media, etc. Ian tries to impress Julia by organizing clever flash mob events. She isn’t thrilled with the idea until Ian uses a flash mob to help her get out of a difficult situation.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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