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Two False Moves

by (author) Ted Staunton

Publisher
Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889952058
    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price
    $6.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Reading age: 7 to 10

Description

In Two False Moves Nick can't shake off classroom competition from Lindsey, who soon becomes his arch enemy. For one thing, she hogs all the show-and-tell time. Not only that but she gets to be message monitor and she's chosen to sit with Ralph the bear for silent reading time. Far worse, however, is the fact that Lindsey's family might just buy the house Nick's family is renting. The final stroke comes when their teacher decides on partners for science projects and pairs him off with you guessed it Lindsey. It takes a series of hilarious misunderstandings to shake Nick's preconceptions about Lindsey. By the time it's all over, Nick realizes that, despite Lindsey's planned family holiday in Florida and all the advantages she seems to have, he may have a few blessings of his own.

"A cast of dynamic, memorable characters, plenty of humor (a Staunton trademark) and well-paced plots with believable school-age conflicts and satisfying endings. . . . Highly recommended."
-Canadian Materials

"Staunton's strength is that he uses humor to engage the reader while exploring problems that loom large on the pre-teen radar."
-City Parent

About the author

 

TED STAUNTON a écrit plus de quarante livres jeunesse et a contribué à la sériepopulaire Seven. Il joue aussi de la musique folk et blues. Ted se rend souventdans des écoles et des bibliothèques canadiennes. Il donne aussi un cours derédaction au collège George Brown à Toronto. Quand il n’est pas plongé dans un livre, il fait souvent de la musique avec le Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band..

 

Ted Staunton is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including Bounced, What Blows Up in The Almost Epic Squad series, the picture book Friends for Real, illustrated by Ruth Ohi, and the coauthor of the non-fiction title It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . : Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs, with his son Will. A busy and popular presenter at schools across Canada, Ted also teaches writing at George Brown College in Toronto, and is a roots/blues musician in whatever time is left over. Visit him online at www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

 

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