Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;Once a troublemaker, always a troublemaker? A reputation proves challenging to change in this and#8220;rock-solid school storyand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;) from Andrew Clements.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Clayton Hensley is accustomed to trouble: Thereand#8217;s a folder of incident reports in Principal Kellingand#8217;s office thatand#8217;s as thick as a phonebook and growing daily. Most recently, Clayand#8217;s art teacher told the class to spend the period drawing anything they wanted, and Clay decided to be extra and#8220;creativeand#8221; by drawing a spot-on portrait of Principal Kellingand#8230;as a donkey.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s a pretty funny joke, but 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 behaviorand#8212;and how everyday choices can close or open doors.
"Clements is a genius of gentle, high-concept tales set in suburban middle schools."--The New York Times
"Another rock-solid school story that will resonate with middle graders."--Publishers Weekly
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.