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In sixth grade now, the wildly imaginative Rex Zero and his friends hatch a plan to replace Miss Garr, the substitute teacher from hell, and Rex takes on the persona of none other than “Dr. Love.” Of course, events spin hilariously out of control. Miss Garrs cruel behavior is a mystery to Rex. But then, Rexs world is full of mysteries! Theres the beautiful woman in white. Why does she have a black eye? Theres the little black book filled with names. Who could it belong to? And why has Rexs father hidden a letter that begins: “Mein Liebchen”? Could all these things have something to do with the mystery of love? Underneath all of this is the age-old question of how to stand up and be a man. For if, as Rexs dad says, “a mans got to do what a mans got to do,” how does Rex know what to do and when to do it?

Delightfully eccentric characters, humorous scenes of well-intended plans gone awry, a finely crafted plot interwoven with serious themes about love and war—this new Rex Zero is a gem!

Rex Zero, King of Nothing is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

In sixth grade now, the wildly imaginative Rex Zero and his friends hatch a plan to replace Miss Garr, the substitute teacher from hell, and Rex takes on the persona of none other than “Dr. Love.” Of course, events spin hilariously out of control. Miss Garrs cruel behavior is a mystery to Rex. But then, Rexs world is full of mysteries! Theres the beautiful woman in white. Why does she have a black eye? Theres the little black book filled with names. Who could it belong to? And why has Rexs father hidden a letter that begins: “Mein Liebchen”? Could all these things have something to do with the mystery of love? Underneath all of this is the age-old question of how to stand up and be a man. For if, as Rexs dad says, “a mans got to do what a mans got to do,” how does Rex know what to do and when to do it?

Delightfully eccentric characters, humorous scenes of well-intended plans gone awry, a finely crafted plot interwoven with serious themes about love and war—this new Rex Zero is a gem!

About the Author

TIM WYNNE-JONESs highly praised books include Rex Zero and the End of the World, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and A Thief in the House of Memory, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives near Perth, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374362591
Author:
Wynne Jones, Tim
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Wynne-Jones, Tim
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Historical - Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-)
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Melanie Kroupa Books
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in
Age Level:
08-12

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In sixth grade now, the wildly imaginative Rex Zero and his friends hatch a plan to replace Miss Garr, the substitute teacher from hell, and Rex takes on the persona of none other than “Dr. Love.” Of course, events spin hilariously out of control. Miss Garrs cruel behavior is a mystery to Rex. But then, Rexs world is full of mysteries! Theres the beautiful woman in white. Why does she have a black eye? Theres the little black book filled with names. Who could it belong to? And why has Rexs father hidden a letter that begins: “Mein Liebchen”? Could all these things have something to do with the mystery of love? Underneath all of this is the age-old question of how to stand up and be a man. For if, as Rexs dad says, “a mans got to do what a mans got to do,” how does Rex know what to do and when to do it?

Delightfully eccentric characters, humorous scenes of well-intended plans gone awry, a finely crafted plot interwoven with serious themes about love and war—this new Rex Zero is a gem!

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