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28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6
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28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6

By Catherine Austen

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Dave Davidson's heart is in the right place. He believes it's his mission to cure his friends of their fears. But his solutions are hare-brained at best and often come with unintended and hilarious consequences. Afraid of dancing at the school dance? Dave's got ways to fix that: sprain an ankle, eat expired food to get sick, or even get yourself suspended for a few days. Have a public speaking phobia? Dave can fix that for you too: get laryngitis, forge a note from a therapist, or get your friends to hold up cue cards.
This hilarious new novel will appeal to reluctant tween readers, especially boys.

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens -

"Love this story! A group of 6th graders works together to get out of the things 6th graders find least desirable - speaking in public, dancing, etc. It's a cute read that upper elementary and middle school students are sure to identify with and enjoy!"

- Heatherly Whiteside, Educator at Tuscaloosa Academy

"Another tale in the tradition of farcical school novels that allow imaginations to soar.... The events are far-fetched, but not detached from reality, and the bright cover will draw even reluctant readers."

- Jaclyn McLean, Resource Links

"A very fun book to read."

- Terri Thomson, Librarian at Detroit Public Library, NetGalley Reviewer

"Through dialogue and humour, the author, Catherine Austen, keeps the action moving in a way that will engage both expert and reluctant readers... Funny, wise, fast-paced and engaging, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 offers plenty for young readers."

- Gillian O'Reilly National Reading Campaign

"Fast-paced with snappy dialogue, and sprinkled with liberal amounts of humour, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 is sure to attract and engage both strong and reluctant readers. It may even sneak in a few valuable tips along the way."

- Tracey Schindler, Canadian Children's Book News

"If you buy only one book this summer, do yourself a favour and make it a book by Catherine Austen. Regardless of whether you're a young reader, a preteen, a young adult, or a full-fledged grown-up, this gem of a Quebec writer will be sure to take you on a magnificent literary ride."

- B.A. Markus, Montreal Review of Books

"Catherine Austen's 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 has well-timed humour throughout and is guaranteed to make readers laugh out loud. It also has some unexpected and delightful plot twists as well as a subtly delivered positive message for today's young people."

- Karen Rankin, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"A hilarious story about a group of Canadian 6th grade boys and their school adventures . . . A truly fun read."

- Robyne Pinkerton, Librarian

"Absolutely adored this book. This is a great book for 6th graders and soon to be 6th graders. Such a great book, that is funny and quirky."

- Jenna Papaleo, Educator

CATHERINE AUSTEN is the author 26 Tips For Surviving Grade 6, which is both a Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award winner and the winner of the Quebec Writer's Federation prize. She lives in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 19th March 2014
ISBN: 9781459406179
Format: 7.75in x 5in
b&w illustrations

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 19th March 2014
ISBN: 9781459406193
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV005000, JUV019000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 12
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.4
Lexile Reading Level: 610L

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