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Children's Fiction Birds

World's Worst Parrot

by (author) Alice Kuipers

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
Category
Birds, Computers, Marriage & Divorce
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459823754
    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823778
    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Ava works hard at maintaining a certain image online and at school. As far as anyone else knows, life is great. But when she inherits an African gray parrot from her great-uncle Bernie (whom she barely remembers), Ava’s carefully crafted world starts to crumble.

The parrot, Mervin, is loud and messy and obnoxious. Ava’s brother thinks it’s hilarious to post videos of Ava trying to deal with the crazy bird. He even creates a profile for the two of them. Everyone wants to see more of Ava and Mervin. Suddenly, Ava is internet famous—in the worst possible way. Her friends think the parrot is gross and start acting weird. But then a new girl at school helps Ava see that this parrot might not be the worst gift in the world and that just being yourself is the best way to be.

About the author

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning author of three previous novels, Life On The Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did and 40 Things I Want To Tell You, and the picture book The Best Ever Bookworm Book by Violet and Victor Small. Her work has been published to critical acclaim in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.

WEB: AliceKuipers.com

FACEBOOK: Alice Kuipers

TWITTER: @AliceKuipers

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

“A breezy read but still touches on many of the struggles of middle-grade students in the digital age…It’s a pleasure to follow the avian antics and watch as Mervin squawks his way into everyone’s hearts.”

Booklist

"I like this book a lot...I really recommend this book to others because it is easy to understand, and it will fit for those kids who are learning English like me."

Canadian Children's Book News, student takeover edition

“A very good read for reluctant teen readers. Excellent purchase for school libraries and classrooms.”

Must Read Lit: K thru YA

“Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“The lively parrot and Ava's growing understanding of and affection for him rise above average.”

Kirkus Reviews

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