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Queen of the Toilet Bowl
By (author): Frieda Wishinsky
9781551433646 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying North America Mar 01, 2005
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.5 x 7 x 0.3 in | 120 gr 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Our Choice 2006, Commended
Renata learns to be proud of who she is.

When Renata is chosen to play the lead role in the school musical, students who used to ignore her start saying hello and congratulating her in the hall. She enjoys her newfound acceptance at school until she realizes that Karin, a wealthy girl who expected to get the lead role, will go to great lengths to punish Renata for her success. Renata is not going to give up the role, but how much tormenting will she have to take?

Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over seventy books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit

"Well-written and authentic...An excellent choice for reluctant readers in middle school." - Washington State Revew Group

"The author captures the quicksilver pace of change and delivers an important lesson without making it feel like a preachy moral." - hiplibrariansbookblog

"A daring, accessible piece of work." - Chris DeVito, CD Syndicated

"A great addition to any collection looking for something new to offer its reluctant readers." - KLIATT

"A fast, manageable read, along with relevant age-appropriate themes and an absorbing storyline." - Quill & Quire

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