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Quid Pro Quo

by Vicki Grant

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Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny ones at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is an ex-street kid who dragged her son to all her law-school classes, then proceeded to get kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn’t too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin and hair problems, and girl problems. But he has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.

Quid Pro Quo won the Arthur Ellis Award and the cbc Young Canada Reads 2009 award. It has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar Allan Poe and the Ann Connor Brimer. This 2018 edition has been updated with a new cover.

About the Author
Vicki Grant is the award-winning author of sixteen books for teens. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.vickigrant.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 14
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Winner, CBC Young Canada Reads
  • Long-listed, Garden State Teen Book Award
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar
  • Commended, Tayshas List
  • Short-listed, Edgar Allan Poe Award
  • Winner, Arthur Ellis Award
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, Ann Connor Brimer Award
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch
  • Commended, New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
  • Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children
Editorial Reviews

"Funny, clever! Four and a half stars."

— Today's Parent

"The narrator of this thoroughly engaging whodunit is the smartest mouth on two legs any of us could expect to meet."

— The Globe and Mail

&quotInvestigation and legal components will engage fans of straightforward mysteries.&quot

— Publishers Weekly

&quotA narrative laced with lighthearted and self-deprecating humor…Fast-paced and funny.&quot

— Kirkus Reviews

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Quid Pro Quo

Cyril started law school when he was ten years old. When his mother – an exstreet kid who drags her son to her law school classes – disappears, he must use every skill to save her life.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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