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Newton Starker's Rules For Survival

by (author) Arthur Slade

Initial publish date
Aug 2008
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 12
  • Grade: 6


About the author

The first volume in ARTHUR SLADE’s Hunchback Assignments series won the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the second volume, The Dark Deeps, was a finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade is also the author of Dust, a national bestseller and the winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature. His other books include Tribes, Megiddo’s Shadow, Jolted, Monsterology, Villainology and the Canadian Chills series. He lives in Saskatoon. Visit him online at

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Librarian Reviews

Jolted: Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival

Almost everyone in the Starker family has been hit by lightning except two people: 14-year-old Newton and his Great-Grandmother Enid. Newton enrolls in the Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival in Moose Jaw to learn how to beat the odds.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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