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Pirates of the Retail Wasteland

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Leon and his miscreant buddies from the gifted pool are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore! Their favorite downtown coffeeshop, Sip–the only survivor in the barren moonscape of decrepit Old Downtown–is in danger of being run out of business by the ubiquitous and oh-so-corporate coffee chain, Wackford’s. Wackford’s doesn’t host readings or smell funky or support the arts the way Sip does–it’s basically a glorified office. With the help of the Wackford’s manager–a self-described “McHobo” who’s worked for every chain along the strip–Leon and his friends decide to protest by taking over the Wackford’s and making it into a middle-management office. Meanwhile, Leon deals with an unwanted crush, a Mohawked father, and his friend Dustin’s ongoing quest to take down the gym teacher via depressing poems. Nothing quite goes as expected, but that’s the great thing about life in the gifted pool.

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When the only remaining cool coffee shop in the neighborhood is put at risk of going out of business by the latest corporate cafe, Leon and his brainy buds come up with a clever plan to get rid of the invader in order to save the last happening hang-out in town.

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When eighth-grader Leon decides what to do for his project in the gifted program, it involves coffee houses, pirates, and filmmaking.

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\Adam Selzer lives in downtown Chicago. In addition to his work as a tour guide and assistant ghost-buster (really), he moonlights as a rock star. Check him out on the Web at www.adamselzer.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375846502
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - General
Author:
Adam Selzer
Author:
Selzer, Adam
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Middle schools
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs

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"Synopsis" by , When the only remaining cool coffee shop in the neighborhood is put at risk of going out of business by the latest corporate cafe, Leon and his brainy buds come up with a clever plan to get rid of the invader in order to save the last happening hang-out in town.
"Synopsis" by , When eighth-grader Leon decides what to do for his project in the gifted program, it involves coffee houses, pirates, and filmmaking.
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