From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight side-splitting stories about a boy who is doing his best to keep his head above water As the Henry family sets sail for a new life on Cape Hatteras, fourth-grader Jack is struggling to chart a course between his parents' contradictory advice on making friends and influencing people. Just tell people what they want to hear, Dad advises. Just tell the truth, Mom cautions. Jack finds there are no easy answers as he drifts through his crazy school year, falling desperately in love with his young teacher, getting suckered into becoming a bad-behavior spy for the principal, and being forced to make a presentable pet out of a duck with backward feet. Indeed, with an airheaded, air-guitar-playing neighbor the closest thing to a friend, and a judgmental older sister his relentless enemy, it's all he can do to stay afloat. This colorful and comic new collection of interrelated stories featuring the author's hapless alter ego is the first of five books in the Jack Henry series, praised by Booklist for their qhilarious, exquisitely painful, and utterly on-target depictionq of a boy's life.I could help her grade papers. After school Ia#39;d help her redo the hallway bulletin boards. My desk would ... the cemetery. I had the idea to go in and find a quiet spot to sit and think about my imaginary life, because I knew that once I got home my.
|Title||:||Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2005-08-11|