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Quid Pro Quo
New edition
By (author): Vicki Grant
9781459819313 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Law & Crime Nova Scotia Aug 28, 2018
$10.95 CAD
Active 5 x 7.5 x 0.56 in | 240 gr 224 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C103567 Orca Book Publishers
Ann Connor Brimer Award 2006, Short-listed Arthur Ellis Award 2006, Winner Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2006, Commended CBC Young Canada Reads 2009, Winner CCBC Our Choice 2009, Commended CLA Book of the Year for Children 2006, Short-listed Edgar Allan Poe Award 2006, Short-listed Garden State Teen Book Award 2007, Long-listed New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2006, Commended Red Cedar 2007, Short-listed Silver Birch 2006, Short-listed Tayshas List 2007, Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019, Commended
True confessions of a teenage fraud.

Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny ones at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is an ex-street kid who dragged her son to all her law-school classes, then proceeded to get kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn’t too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin and hair problems, and girl problems. But he has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.

Quid Pro Quo won the Arthur Ellis Award and the cbc Young Canada Reads 2009 award. It has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar Allan Poe and the Ann Connor Brimer. This 2018 edition has been updated with a new cover.

Vicki Grant is the award-winning author of sixteen books for teens. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit

"Funny, clever! Four and a half stars." - Today's Parent

"The narrator of this thoroughly engaging whodunit is the smartest mouth on two legs any of us could expect to meet." - The Globe and Mail

"A narrative laced with lighthearted and self-deprecating humor…Fast-paced and funny." - Kirkus Reviews

"Investigation and legal components will engage fans of straightforward mysteries." - Publishers Weekly

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