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Publisher Comments:

Franklin Delano Donuthead is a fifth grader with a lot of problems: For starters, his last name is Donuthead. He considers himself handicapped because one arm and leg are shorter than the other (by less than half an inch), his mother is trying to poison him with non-organic foods (like salami), he doesnt have a father, and Sarah Kervick, the new girl, whos mean and totally unhygienic, is attached to him, warts and all, like glue.

This is a hilarious and touching novel featuring a neurotic, scared boy and a tougher-than-nails girl who each help the other in more ways than they can imagine. Sue Stauffacher has crafted characters full of wit and sensitivity, with a little anti-bacterial soap thrown in for good measure.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Narrator Franklin Delano Donuthead deals with all the normal pressures of fifth grade, as well as a fairly advanced case of obsessive-compulsive disorder and a most unfortunate name. Franklin's fears control his every move and thought, and one of the book's most enjoyable sidelines is Franklin's friendship with Gloria, the chief statistician at the National Safety Department in Washington: 'I avoid motor vehicles whenever possible. According to the National Safety Department, this is by far the most likely way to die as a kid. I also avoid all bodies of water (drowning's number two).' The 11-year-old is convinced that his arms and legs are slightly different in length, and keeps a daily log of their measurements. Into his extremely insular world comes a new classmate, Sarah, a rough tomboy who is his opposite in every way. Franklin's attempt to put distance between them are foiled by his mother's desire to help the girl, who clearly has a rough home life. Soon it is Franklin's turn to help Sarah who, like her father, cannot read. If the trajectory of this tale of empathy and growth is familiar, it's Franklin's engaging narration that will keep readers enthralled. Stauffacher's (The Angel and Other Stories) insightful novel offers a good-natured optimism as well as some hilarious asides from the obsessive hero. Ages 8-12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Sue Stauffacher is a professional journalist and has been writing a childrens book review column for ten years. This is her first novel for Knopf.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440419341
Author:
Stauffacher, Sue
Publisher:
Dell Yearling
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
sperm donor;sperm donation;baseball;humor;realistic fiction;germs;friendship
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.63x5.19x.44 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Narrator Franklin Delano Donuthead deals with all the normal pressures of fifth grade, as well as a fairly advanced case of obsessive-compulsive disorder and a most unfortunate name. Franklin's fears control his every move and thought, and one of the book's most enjoyable sidelines is Franklin's friendship with Gloria, the chief statistician at the National Safety Department in Washington: 'I avoid motor vehicles whenever possible. According to the National Safety Department, this is by far the most likely way to die as a kid. I also avoid all bodies of water (drowning's number two).' The 11-year-old is convinced that his arms and legs are slightly different in length, and keeps a daily log of their measurements. Into his extremely insular world comes a new classmate, Sarah, a rough tomboy who is his opposite in every way. Franklin's attempt to put distance between them are foiled by his mother's desire to help the girl, who clearly has a rough home life. Soon it is Franklin's turn to help Sarah who, like her father, cannot read. If the trajectory of this tale of empathy and growth is familiar, it's Franklin's engaging narration that will keep readers enthralled. Stauffacher's (The Angel and Other Stories) insightful novel offers a good-natured optimism as well as some hilarious asides from the obsessive hero. Ages 8-12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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