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Formac Lorimer Books Spring 2014

28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6
By (author): Catherine Austen


Lorimer - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Juvenile: Interest age, years 9 - 12, US school grade range 5 - 7, Reading age, years 9 - 12
Mar 19, 2014
$12.95 CAD


197 x 127 x 26 mm | 200 gr

Page Count:

192 pages


b&w illustrations
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories
  • Short Description
Dave's mission is to cure his friends of their fears. But his schemes often end up with unexpected and hilarious consequences.
Dave Davidson's heart is in the right place. He believes it's his mission to cure his friends of their fears. But his solutions are hare-brained at best and often come with unintended and hilarious consequences. Afraid of dancing at the school dance? Dave's got ways to fix that: sprain an ankle, eat expired food to get sick, or even get yourself suspended for a few days. Have a public speaking phobia? Dave can fix that for you too: get laryngitis, forge a note from a therapist, or get your friends to hold up cue cards.
This hilarious new novel will appeal to reluctant tween readers, especially boys.

CATHERINE AUSTEN is the author 26 Tips For Surviving Grade 6, which is both a Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award winner and the winner of the Quebec Writer's Federation prize. She lives in Gatineau, Quebec.

"Another+tale in the tradition of farcical school novels that allow imaginations to soar.... The events are far-fetched, but not detached from reality, and the bright cover will draw even reluctant readers."

Resource Links Rating G - Good, even great at times, generally

- Jaclyn McLean,, Resource Links

"Catherine+Austen's 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 has well-timed humour throughout and is guaranteed to make readers laugh out loud. It also has some unexpected and delightful plot twists as well as a subtly delivered positive message for today's young people."
- Karen Rankin,, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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