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No More Pranks

by Monique Polak

tagged: marine life, environment, values & virtues
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publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Pete likes to play pranks. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it gets a laugh. When he impersonates his vice-principal on a radio call-in show, he goes too far and is suspended from school. Pete's parents send him to spend the summer working with his uncle, a whale-watching guide in a tourist town far from the city. When a whale is injured by a reckless tour guide, Pete struggles to save the animal. Then Pete has to pull the most important prank of his life to bring the guide to justice.

About the Author

Monique Polak is the author of over 20 books for kids and young adults including the nonfiction book for teens, I Am a Feminist: Reclaiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times and the Quebec Writers Federation Literature Prize winner, What World is Left. Monique teaches English literature, creative writing and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal.

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Recommended Age and Grade
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12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"[Polak] has captured the teenage mind while still making her point. A good read. Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

“Lots of action here, combined with nice insights on the clash between tourism and the preservation of natural environments.”

— VOYA

"Polak develops Pete's character in a believable and satisfactory way. Her writing communicates her knowledge of the setting and her research on whales. Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

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