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Rooster

by Don Trembath

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: June 2005
ISBN:9781551432618
Description

Rooster Cobb is in trouble--with his school, with his mother, with his girlfriend. He smokes too much and he hates his stepfather. In fact, he might not graduate from high school. But he just doesn't seem to care. That is until the guidance counselor and the principal come up with a plan to get Rooster through grade twelve, out of their lives forever and possibly on the right track with his life. The last thing Rooster wants to do is coach The Strikers, a bowling team of special-needs adults, especially when he finds out he's going to be mentored by the most unpopular girl in school, the principal's daughter, Elma. When he starts to take coaching seriously, his friends make fun of him, and his girlfriend accuses him of taking the easy way out. But when one of The Strikers dies unexpectedly, Rooster discovers there are as many ways to be a hero as there are ways to mess up.

About the Author
Don Trembath's first book, The Tuesday Cafe, was published in 1996. Don also teaches writing at MacEwan University in Edmonton, and regularly visit schools and libraries across the country. Don currently lives in the town of Morinville, Alberta with his wife, Lisa, their three kids, three laid back cats, and their neighbor's big dog.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Long-listed, Stellar Award nominee
  • Short-listed, White Pine nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Commended, New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
Editorial Reviews

"Trembath has achieved the difficult challenge of writing a book about emotions with considerable potential appeal for boys."

— Resource Links

2006 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list

— NY PL

"An easy and delightful read, especially for older boys who are not regular readers. Recommended."

— CM Magazine

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Rooster

Rooster is in so much trouble, he might not graduate from high school. He doesn’t seem to care, until the teachers devise a plan to get him through Grade 12 – and out of their lives.

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

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