The Great Garage Sale

The Great Garage Sale

by Marilyn Helmer, Mike Deas
     
 

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With the help of his wild imagination and enthusiasm, DJ, the hero of Adventures at Camp Lots-o-Fun, deals with one disaster after another—Super Stackers, "weeding" his mom's garden, facing Tiger the Terrible and a misspelled sign. But when DJ mistakenly sells the wrong box of jewelry to his new friend Sam at his grandma's garage sale, those disasters seem minor… See more details below

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With the help of his wild imagination and enthusiasm, DJ, the hero of Adventures at Camp Lots-o-Fun, deals with one disaster after another—Super Stackers, "weeding" his mom's garden, facing Tiger the Terrible and a misspelled sign. But when DJ mistakenly sells the wrong box of jewelry to his new friend Sam at his grandma's garage sale, those disasters seem minor. Riding his beloved skateboard, Speedwell, DJ sets out to search for Sam, which is a challenge in itself. When he finally finds Sam, DJ is not prepared for the enormous sacrifice he will have to make to get the jewelry box back.

Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"Will appeal to newly independent readers. Short sentences, large font and good spacing between lines make this an accessible read. Many readers, and their parents, will connect with the adventures of DJ, an irrepressible ball of energy who tries desperately to do the right thing."
Library Media Connection
"Children who are beginning to read chapter books will find this engaging."
Children's Literature - Natalie Gurr
DJ and his trusty skateboard, Speedwell, are in for a crazy day with one mishap after another—the accidental weeding of everything but the weeds, arriving at his grandmother's yard sale late, someone trying to buy Speedwell and a close encounter with Tiger the Terrible. Just when things are starting to calm down, DJ makes the biggest mistake of all and accidentally sells a box of jewelry that was not for sale. DJ has to figure out where the buyer lives, a feisty new girl named Sam, and somehow convince her to let him buy the jewelry back. When he finds Sam, he is surprised at what she wants in return and he has to decide what is most important to him. DJ is a likable, enthusiastic character that children will easily relate to. His love for Speedwell will endear him even more. The writing format is easy to read and the plot is appropriate for younger grades. A quick story that children can enjoy as a read aloud, or as an early reader. Reviewer: Natalie Gurr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459804456
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Series:
Orca Echoes Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Marilyn Helmer was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, moved to New Brunswick, then to Quebec, then to Ireland, then back to Canada, all before she was five years old. Perhaps that is why she loves to travel, both in North America and abroad. Marilyn's main passion though is writing for children. Marilyn's stories, poems and articles have appeared in children's magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States. Her published books include picture books, chapter books, novels, riddle books and retold fairy tales.

Mike Deas is the illustrator of the bestselling Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustative storytelling developed at an early age while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program in Vancouver helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike enjoys traveling, and he has worked in England and California as a concept artist, texture artist and art director in the video game industry. Mike and his wife, Nancy, live in sunny Victoria, British Columbia.

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