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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.


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

"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

"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

"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." Rated G - good, even great at times, generally useful!

- Jaclyn McLean, Resource Links

"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

"I gave this book to my 12 year old son to read over spring break. He spent much of his time laughing out loud at the main character's antics and ideas to help his friends face his fears. My son recommends this book to other boys and definitely recommended that I not read it - "Mom you just won't find this as funny as I do!""

- Melissa S., Educator NetGalley Reviewer

"I absolutely loved it..."

- Damera B., Librarian NetGalley Reviewer

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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