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Double Trouble
By (author): Joanne Levy
9781459821330 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 / Friendship Aug 27, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.33 in | 120 gr 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
It started out as a misunderstanding.

Victoria Adelman is lonely. Her best friend has moved away, leaving her to spend the summer alone. One day, on her way home from a bat mitzvah, she meets Jazzy, her next-door neighbors’ granddaughter. Tori hopes her friendless status is about to change.

Later, in her garden, she meets Jazzy again, but Jazzy doesn’t recognize the filthy, smelly girl as the one she met earlier. In a moment of insecurity, Tori tells Jazzy that the girl she met before was her twin sister, Vicky. Tori is sure she can fake being that girl in the dress—it’s only for two weeks.

But then Jazzy announces she’s staying with her grandparents for the school year. Tori needs to figure out what to do: come clean and lose her new friend, or live her life as a fake.

Joanne Levy is the author of a number of books for young people, including Crushing It and Small Medium At Large. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, with her husband and kids of the furred and feathered variety.

Key Selling Points
Victoria Andleman first meets Jasvitha on her way back from a bat mitzvah, all dressed up. When she sees her again while wearing her grubby gardening clothes she panics and pretends to be her twin sister, Tori.
This funny story of mistaken identity includes themes of friendship, honesty, and being true to yourself.
Eileen Cook, author of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, called Small Medium at Large, Joanne Levy’s previous middle grade novel, “A can’t put-it-down read.”
Like the author, main character Tori is Jewish, and her culture informs the story. Tori’s friend is of South Asian descent.

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Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
Planned appearance at local writers festival
Extensive ARC distribution
Blog post and social media promotion
Outreach in Orca newsletter

"An excellent choice for readers who like stories about friendship and realistic situations, and the book would be a most worthy addition to any collection. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A light-hearted pick for summer reading or for any reader who enjoys comedies.” - Resource Links

“This is a good read for middle school readers and reluctant high school readers. The simple sentences, short chapters, and vocabulary are written about third grade level making is easily accessible for struggling and reluctant readers. The lying and antics of Vicky will have the reader laughing.” - Must Read Literature: K thru YA

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