PW10 Orca Canada Logo

Please log in to your Orca Book Publishers account.
Once logged in, your shopping cart will be saved if you need to leave the site before completing checkout. Your shipping addresses and discount codes will also be saved for future visits.

Search Orca Book Publishers
  • The Secrets Boxed Set
  • Are You Seeing Me?

Zee's Way
By author: Kristin Butcher
Selling Points: graffiti, discrimination, art
ISBN: 9781551432793
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2004
Lexile Level: HL640L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Pages: 128
Fiction Ages 12+
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
Bookmark and Share

I scrambled back to the sidewalk and started cramming everything into my pack. At least I tried to. But nothing wanted to go. Paint tubes squirted through my fingers; brushes got caught in the sidewalk cracks. My water bottle rolled away. And that's when I realized there was someone standing near the end of the wall. I looked up. My mouth went dry. It was a man with a baseball bat. "I thought I might find you here tonight," he said.
Zee and his friends are angry that their old haunt has been replaced by stores that are off-limits to them and storekeepers who treat them with distrust. To let the merchants know what he and his friends think, Zee paints graffiti on the wall of the hardware store. After the wall is repainted, Zee decides to repeat the vandalism, but this time with more artistic flair. A store owner catches him in the act and threatens to call the police—unless Zee agrees to repair the damage.
Resource Links - January 1, 2005
"Speaks to the pitfalls of miscommunication and assumptions but also to the power of second chances...this story may resonate with teenagers who feel they are unfairly judged based on their appearance."
CM Magazine - September 1, 2004
“Butcher is a skillful writer who manages, in the space of 104 pages and with a vocabulary geared to a 3.2 reading level, to render a believable main character...Many young readers, but especially boys, will relate to the injustice of the adults’ attitudes and actions towards Zee and his friends.”

Awards

Chocolate Lily, winner  CA  2006

Resources:

Download teachers’ guide

Ebooks available from the following retailers:



You might also be interested in:

Orca Soundings Resource Guide
SKU:  9549
$45.00
Format: Spiral bound

Add Orca Soundings Resource Guide to Cart

The Trouble with Liberty
SKU:  2749
$9.95
Format: Paperback

Add The Trouble with Liberty to Cart

The Hemingway Tradition
SKU:  2420
$9.95
Format: Paperback

Add The Hemingway Tradition to Cart

El plan de Zee
SKU:  o572
$9.95
Format: Paperback
Product SubTitle: (Zee's Way)

Add El plan de Zee to Cart


Your Cart

Empty


Soundings
Levels

Teen fiction for
reluctant readers


Key Features:
Short, high-interest novels
Contemporary stories
Compelling characters
Linear plots
Ideal for Lit Circles
Ideal for Independent Reading


Teaching Resources:
Teachers' Guides
Resource Guide
Accelerated Reader selections
Lexile levels

Bindings:
Paperback
Reinforced Library


ISBN and collection information:
Paperbacks: $9.95
Library Bound: $16.95
Orca Soundings Paperback Collection
Orca Soundings New Titles Pack
Soundings Digital Subscription
Soundings Leveled Library: High
Soundings Leveled Library: Mid
Soundings Leveled Library: Low


Discounts Available for:
Schools
Libraries
Retailers
Wholesalers
Non-profits


See the full list of Orca Soundings.