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Children's Fiction Film


by (author) Ted Staunton

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Film, Humorous Stories, Music
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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


One small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.

When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. What could go wrong? Everything!

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


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Editorial Reviews

"With some deftly chosen details and authentic dialogue, Spencer, his parents, Scratch, and the members of BlueGrap not only come to life, they practically jump off the page…Staunton's writing is tight, the pacing is perfect, and the plot has some nice surprises. POV is another great addition to Orca's 'Limelights' series. While it may be intended for reluctant readers, POV will likely be enjoyed by all. Highly Recommended. "

CM Magazine

"Spencer continues to be an affable, imaginative and sometimes bumbling protagonist whose experiences working at Starbucks and interacting with his parents make him a very relatable and likeable character. The novel also unpacks Spencer's creative process. Readers with a budding interest in film will be delighted to follow the steps Spencer takes to shoot and edit the music video, while also meditating on the source of his inspiration. POV is an entertaining story that will satisfy Ted Staunton fans. It is a recommended addition to personal, library and school collections serving a youth audience."

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