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No More Pranks

by Monique Polak

tagged: marine life, environment, values & virtues
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pages: 128
ISBN:9781459830868
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Pete's pranks have gotten him in plenty of trouble, but they might be the only way to bring justice to a seaside town.

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 more than thirty books for young people. She is the three-time winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and YA Literature for her novels Hate Mail, What World is Left and Room for One More. In addition to teaching at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Monique is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Maclean's Magazine, the Montreal Gazette and other Postmedia newspapers. She is also a columnist on ICI Radio-Canada's Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! In 2016, Monique was the CBC/Quebec Writers' Federation inaugural writer-in-residence. Monique lives in Montreal.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
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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