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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 left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She enjoys writing for young adults, with a particular interest in reluctant readers. Vicki's books have gone on to win many awards, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award in 2006. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children. For more information, visit www.vickigrant.com.

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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, Silver Birch nominee
  • Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee
  • Commended, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers List
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"A fresh and unpredictable modern fantasy."

"A quirky and engaging adventure story."

— School Library Journal

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

— Resource Links

"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

"An entertaining work of light, humourous fantasy."

— CM Magazine

"A zany coming of age story."

— St. Catherine's Standard

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

— The Bookmark (BCTLA)

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