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The Puppet Wrangler

by Vicki Grant

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Telly Mercer is shy and quiet, used to living in the shadow of her older sister, Bess. Then she finds herself on the set of a puppet show, staying out of the way of her overstressed aunt Kathleen. One evening she makes a surprising discovery that launches her on an adventure with an unpredictable and angry puppet.

About the Author

Vicki Grant

VICKI GRANT left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She has written many books for young readers, including Not Suitable for Family Viewing, winner of the Red Maple Award, Quid Pro Quo, winner of the Author Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Fiction, Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret, Pig Boy and B Negative. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Web: vickigrant.com

Twitter: @VickiGrantYA

Instagram: @vicki_grantya

 

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee
  • Winner, CBC Young Canada Reads
  • Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch nominee
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
  • Commended, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers List
Editorial Reviews

"Grant's debut novel sparkles with humor; Telly's first-person narrative is deliciously low key and understated to the point of being laugh-out-loud funny."

"Any reader who has ever felt as if s/he lives in a sibling's shadow will identify with Telly immediately and cheer her on with great enthusiasm."

— KLIATT

"A fresh and unpredictable modern fantasy."

"A quirky and engaging adventure story."

— School Library Journal

"A very funny and gripping novel filled with bizarre characters that [Grant] manages to make credible."

— The Bookmark (BCTLA)

"Kids who sometimes feel like adults are pulling their strings will relish the idea of a puppet pal with a mind of his own."

— Center for Children's Books

"A zany coming of age story."

— St. Catherine's Standard

"An entertaining work of light, humourous fantasy."

— CM Magazine

"A cleverly crafted, believable peek into the fears of an over-looked child."

— Resource Links

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