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ISBN13: 9780786816019
ISBN10: 0786816015
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Winner of the 2003 Young Reader's Choice Award, Intermediate Division

Staff Pick

This book is so much fun. Who says middle readers should be read by, oh, you know, 9- to 12-year-olds? I recommend this book to everyone. Find out what happens when the English teacher forces one student to participate in a play that he has no interest in.
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Publisher Comments:

Nobody understands Wallace Wallace. This reluctant school football hero has been suspended from the team for writing an unfavorable book report of Old Shep, My Pal. But Wallace won't tell a lie — he hated every minute of the book! Why does the dog in every classic novel have to croak at the end?

After refusing to do a rewrite, his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play Old Shep, My Pal, forces him go to the rehearsals as punishment. Although Wallace doesn't change his mind, he does end up changing the play into a rock-and-roll rendition, complete with Rollerblades and a moped!

Review:

"This book, told from multiple first-person points-of-view, gives readers a funny and thoughtful glimpse at the consequences of refusing to lie — no matter what. Is honesty really the best policy? Read about the maze of problems the truth causes at Bedford Middle School and decide for yourself." Children's Literature

Review:

"Humor abounds here, but underlying is the true angst of the middle school student. The characters are well developed, if a bit larger than life. The vocabulary is within the reach of most students. The antics of the young teens will keep the reader interested." VOYA

Review:

"Witty fun — and we can certainly use more humorous books for this age group, especially those with appeal to boys as well as girls." KLIATT

About the Author

Gordon Korman is a Canadian author of novels, primarily for children and young adults. In the seventh grade, his language arts teacher was a track and field coach. At a loss on what to do, the teacher simply allowed them to work on whatever they wanted for the rest of the year. For Gordon, this resulted in This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, the first book in his "Bruno and Boots" series, arguably his most famous. It was published a year and a half later by the Scholastic Press, when Gordon was 14 years old. He currently resides in New York City, with his wife and three children.

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Amanda Moorman, April 23, 2009 (view all comments by Amanda Moorman)
This book is absolutely hilarious! I teach 8th grade language arts, and my students have enjoyed the few minutes a day I have spent reading it to them! Definately a must-have!
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Amy Merk, January 24, 2008 (view all comments by Amy Merk)
Korman writes with a contemporary voice that really connected with my middle-school students. With relatively short chapters and witty wordwork, it also makes a great read aloud for grades five and up.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786816019
Author:
Korman, Gordon
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Football
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
1986/12
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in 4.48 oz
Age Level:
from 1

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Product details 192 pages Hyperion Books for Children - English 9780786816019 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This book is so much fun. Who says middle readers should be read by, oh, you know, 9- to 12-year-olds? I recommend this book to everyone. Find out what happens when the English teacher forces one student to participate in a play that he has no interest in.

"Review" by , "This book, told from multiple first-person points-of-view, gives readers a funny and thoughtful glimpse at the consequences of refusing to lie — no matter what. Is honesty really the best policy? Read about the maze of problems the truth causes at Bedford Middle School and decide for yourself."
"Review" by , "Humor abounds here, but underlying is the true angst of the middle school student. The characters are well developed, if a bit larger than life. The vocabulary is within the reach of most students. The antics of the young teens will keep the reader interested."
"Review" by , "Witty fun — and we can certainly use more humorous books for this age group, especially those with appeal to boys as well as girls."
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