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A Fly Named Alfred

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"Alfred" (a pseudonym) writes a column for the school newspaper called Fly on the Wall. The column is a big hit with students. Harper thinks this is great. Or at least he does until Alfred pokes fun at a local thug, who then puts a bounty on the head of the columnist.

Things begin to get complicated when a school bully decides that Harper should be the one to find out who Alfred really is. If Harper reveals what he knows, he'll be in big trouble!

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Overview

"Alfred" (a pseudonym) writes a column for the school newspaper called Fly on the Wall. The column is a big hit with students. Harper thinks this is great. Or at least he does until Alfred pokes fun at a local thug, who then puts a bounty on the head of the columnist.

Things begin to get complicated when a school bully decides that Harper should be the one to find out who Alfred really is. If Harper reveals what he knows, he'll be in big trouble!

A Fly Named Alfred is Don Trembath's second novel. His first, The Tuesday Cafe, also deals with the turbulent life of Harper Winslow and was nominated for the "Best Books for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists by the American Library Association. Trembath has been described as "a strong new voice in Young Adult literature (Quill & Quire)."

A Fly Named Alfred is the second of four books in the Harper Winslow series.

Book one is The Tuesday Cafe

Book three is A Beatiful Place on Yonge Street

Book four is The Popsicle Journal

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this sequel to The Tuesday Cafe, Harper Winslow finds a niche for himself as an underground reporter for the school newspaper, writing extremely insulting observations of his teachers and his peers. His column, "Fly on the Wall" (printed under the pseudonym Alfred), is a big hit with all the students, except those who get roasted. In his public persona, however, the outwardly mild-mannered Harper endures ostracism and tormenting from bullies, especially Tommy Rowe, who coerces him into "discovering" and disclosing Alfred's identity. Planted smack in the middle of another fine mess, Harper turns to his kooky and unstable pal Billy for help. The boys' elaborate scheme to fool dim-witted Tommy leads to a string of unlikely predicaments, heavily cynical commentaries and an ironic conclusion. No segment of the high-school population is safe from ridicule in this parody: jocks, pseudo-intellectuals, artists and teachers all play the role of buffoon. Trembath does dig beneath the surface of some of his characters, but what is uncovered (e.g., Tommy's soft side) seems as manufactured as the author's message about teenage vulnerabilities. Ages 12-16. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551430836
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: The Harper Winslow series, #2
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Trembath began writing for keeps when he was 13 years old. He wrote horror stories at night and read them to his little brother as he tried to fall asleep.
"Every morning I'd ask him if he'd had a nightmare and he'd say, 'No. Was I supposed to?' I soon abandoned horror stories and moved on to comedy. I read those stories to him and would ask him in the morning. 'Did you laugh?' One day he said, 'No, but I had a nightmare.'"

Don was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 22, 1963--the third youngest of four boys. In the winter he played hockey and in the summer football, baseball, and soccer. Between games, he went to school. At the age of 14, Don moved with his family to Alberta. He graduated from Paul Kane High School in St. Albert and went to the University of Alberta to study English. He has written for weekly and daily newspapers, local and national magazines, and a host of trade publications.

Don's first book, The Tuesday Cafe, was published in 1996. Since then he has written nine others, with two more, Daydream Believer and Hypnotized published in 2007. Don also teaches writing at MacEwan College in Edmonton, and regularly visit schools and libraries across the country.

Don currently lives in the town of Morinville, Alberta with his wife, Lisa, their three kids, three laid back cats, and their neighbor's big dog.

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