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andlt;b andgt;Once a troublemaker, always a troublemaker?andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Thereand#8217;s a folder in Principal Kellingand#8217;s office thatand#8217;s as thick as a phonebook and itand#8217;s growing daily. Itand#8217;s filled with the incident reports of every time Clayton Hensley broke the rules. Thereand#8217;s the minor stuff like running in the hallways and not being where he was suppose to be when he was supposed to be there. But then there are also reports that show Clayand#8217;s own brand of troublemaking, like the most recent addition: the art teacher has said that the class should spend the period drawing anything they want and Clay decides to be extra and#8220;creativeand#8221; and draw a spot-on portrait of Principal Kellingsand#8230;as a donkey. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s a pretty funny joke, but really, Clay is coming to realize that the biggest joke of all may be on him. When his big brother, Mitchell, gets in some serious trouble, Clay decides to change his own mischief making waysand#8230;but he canand#8217;t seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From the master of the school story comes a book about the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior and how everyday choices can close or open doors.

Review:

"Clements (Extra Credit) delivers another rock-solid school story that will resonate with middle graders. Like his older brother, Mitch, sixth-grader Clay is habitually in trouble, and he can't wait to tell Mitch about his latest coup — a realistic portrait of Principal Kelling as a donkey. But his 19-year-old brother, who's just finished a 30-day jail sentence after losing his temper in court, is not amused, and he orders Clay to straighten out ('You're gonna do all the stuff that I never did — and do things right, the smart way'). Clay promises to do so, but learns that his well-established reputation is hard to shake, backsliding is easy, and taking his life in a new direction might mean leaving old friends behind — or being pranked himself. Though the story is largely Clay's, Clements offers the perspectives of other characters, demonstrating how Clay's tussles with his conscience have an impact on the environment around him. Clements's empathy for Clay is clear — he's not a bad kid, just someone whose mischievous tendencies have always been encouraged. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8 — 12. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

There’s a folder in Principal Kelling’s office that’s as thick as a phonebook and it’s growing daily. It’s filled with the incident reports of every time Clayton Hensley broke the rules. There’s the minor stuff like running in the hallways and not being where he was suppose to be when he was supposed to be there. But then there are also reports that show Clay’s own brand of troublemaking, like the most recent addition: the art teacher has said that the class should spend the period drawing anything they want and Clay decides to be extra “creative” and draw a spot-on portrait of Principal Kellings…as a donkey.

It’s a pretty funny joke, but really, Clay is coming to realize that the biggest joke of all may be on him. When his big brother, Mitchell, gets in some serious trouble, Clay decides to change his own mischief making ways…but he can’t seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.

From the master of the school story comes a book about the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior and how everyday choices can close or open doors.

Synopsis:

Every teacher hopes Clay Adkin will be assigned to someone else’s classroom, and every parent hopes he will befriend another family’s children. Smart, scrappy, and unfazed by punishment, Clay is from a home rife with turmoil. But when Clay’s delinquent older brother Mitchell begins to wise up and pull his life together, he wants Clay to change too. And so Clay tries. But changing a reputation isn’t as easy as changing your socks, and Clay finds that altering the attitudes of his teachers and peers and taking responsibility for his actions is a monumental challenge….

Andrew Clements’s latest novel, about mentors, role models, and choosing friends, examines the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior—and how everyday choices can close or open doors.

About the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular andlt;iandgt;Frindleandlt;/iandgt;. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards,andnbsp;including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include andlt;iandgt;About Averageandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Troublemakerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Moneyandlt;/iandgt;, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt andamp; the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.Mark Elliott has a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has illustrated a number of book covers, and his work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors Guild. Mark lives on a sheep farm in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416949305
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Author:
Elliott, Mark
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (spcl fx: spot gloss, sculptured
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 160 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416949305 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Clements (Extra Credit) delivers another rock-solid school story that will resonate with middle graders. Like his older brother, Mitch, sixth-grader Clay is habitually in trouble, and he can't wait to tell Mitch about his latest coup — a realistic portrait of Principal Kelling as a donkey. But his 19-year-old brother, who's just finished a 30-day jail sentence after losing his temper in court, is not amused, and he orders Clay to straighten out ('You're gonna do all the stuff that I never did — and do things right, the smart way'). Clay promises to do so, but learns that his well-established reputation is hard to shake, backsliding is easy, and taking his life in a new direction might mean leaving old friends behind — or being pranked himself. Though the story is largely Clay's, Clements offers the perspectives of other characters, demonstrating how Clay's tussles with his conscience have an impact on the environment around him. Clements's empathy for Clay is clear — he's not a bad kid, just someone whose mischievous tendencies have always been encouraged. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8 — 12. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , There’s a folder in Principal Kelling’s office that’s as thick as a phonebook and it’s growing daily. It’s filled with the incident reports of every time Clayton Hensley broke the rules. There’s the minor stuff like running in the hallways and not being where he was suppose to be when he was supposed to be there. But then there are also reports that show Clay’s own brand of troublemaking, like the most recent addition: the art teacher has said that the class should spend the period drawing anything they want and Clay decides to be extra “creative” and draw a spot-on portrait of Principal Kellings…as a donkey.

It’s a pretty funny joke, but really, Clay is coming to realize that the biggest joke of all may be on him. When his big brother, Mitchell, gets in some serious trouble, Clay decides to change his own mischief making ways…but he can’t seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.

From the master of the school story comes a book about the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior and how everyday choices can close or open doors.

"Synopsis" by , Every teacher hopes Clay Adkin will be assigned to someone else’s classroom, and every parent hopes he will befriend another family’s children. Smart, scrappy, and unfazed by punishment, Clay is from a home rife with turmoil. But when Clay’s delinquent older brother Mitchell begins to wise up and pull his life together, he wants Clay to change too. And so Clay tries. But changing a reputation isn’t as easy as changing your socks, and Clay finds that altering the attitudes of his teachers and peers and taking responsibility for his actions is a monumental challenge….

Andrew Clements’s latest novel, about mentors, role models, and choosing friends, examines the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior—and how everyday choices can close or open doors.

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