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by (author) Eric Walters

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
General, Cooking & Food, Values & Virtues
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten Ian and his friends and try to force them to stop the boycott. Ian must convince others that the boycott is a good idea, but can he do it?


About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at

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  • Commended, Tayshas List
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"

Excerpt: Stuffed (by (author) Eric Walters)

"So, do we have a deal?" Mr. Evans asked.
"Unbelievable," I muttered under my breath.
"I don't understand," Mr. Evans said.
"The whole thing is unbelievable. First you try to threaten me. Then you try to bribe me. And now you do the two together, trying to bribe me and threatening me if I don't take the bribe."
"I don't like to think of it in those terms," he said.

Editorial Reviews

"Ian is an intelligent witty narrator, and this fast-paced, large-print novel explores the seamy sides of the fast-food industry and legal profession while revealing the business tactics of each as being remarkably similar."

ALAN Review

"Well-written and thoughtful…will be popular with reluctant readers."

School Library Journal

"Engaging and fast-moving, this is another noteworthy and well-written story."

Washington State Revew Group

"Pacing, characters, appeal and understated humor...create an entertaining and intriguing read."


"This is a book with many themes and would make an excellent starting point for discussion about political activism."

Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books


Resource Links

"A great way to show kids that one person can make a difference."

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