Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria 2008

Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria 2008

by Donald Olson
     
 

Second grader Keena (Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-Up, Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up) finds herself in the middle of yet another tragicomic misadventure when she accidentally leaves her cherished journal at the apartment of Tiffany Harris, "the meanest muffinhead in the whole second grade." Smugly claiming that she read "the whole thing," Tiffany…  See more details below

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Second grader Keena (Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-Up, Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up) finds herself in the middle of yet another tragicomic misadventure when she accidentally leaves her cherished journal at the apartment of Tiffany Harris, "the meanest muffinhead in the whole second grade." Smugly claiming that she read "the whole thing," Tiffany has big plans to blackmail Keena and expose her less-than-complimentary comments about their classmates, unless Keena does everything Tiffany tells her to do, from playing princess all the time to praising Tiffany in the special "friendship speech" Keena is preparing to read on visiting author day. Thomson has a wonderfully wicked and witty eye for observing human foibles, particularly those of Tiffany and her equally irritating mom. Best moment of the book: when Tiffany is explaining to Keena that the parent-dictated sentences she is copying onto her homework paper don't count as plagiarism because "it's not copying when a mom writes it. My mother told me so!" Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Morrison provides the perfect accompanying drawings to convey both Keena's angst and her spunky energy. A great addition to an adorable chapter book series. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470165638
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Frommer's Complete Series, #404
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His newest novel, Memoirs Are Made of This, was published in the U.K. by Hodder-Headline in 2007 under the pen name Swan Adamson. Two earlier Swan Adamson novels, My Three Husbands and Confessions of a Pregnant Princess, were published in the U.S. and translated into French. Donald Olson’s novel The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley, was published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press, and his play, Beardsley, was produced in London. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic, and many other publications. His additional guidebooks Best Day Trips from London, England For Dummies, Germany For Dummies, and London For Dummies are all published by Wiley. England For Dummies won a 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for best guidebook.

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