Barbara Allen Burke
The Big Showby Don Trembath, Don Tremblath
Sidneyís mother, Tizzy, wants him to get his act together before he turns thirteen in two weeks. He decides to show her he has not been wasting his life. Charlie wants to show people that thereís more to him than just his big mouth and that he can take something seriously for a change. And Jeffrey is still trying to prove, mainly to his mother, that heís not a wimp. So when sensei Duncan announces that The Big Show Sparring Tournament is coming up, the timing couldnít be betterÖThe Big Show continues the story of the three small-town misfits introduced in Frog Face and the Three Boys, One Missing Finger and The Bachelors. After learning how to cope with conflict, young love and responsibility, Charlie, Sidney and Jeffrey are now learning about trial by fire and getting the job done.
Barbara Allen Burke
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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