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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 176
Themes: Self-esteem
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/10/2003
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Mitch MacLeod may be the smallest kid in grade six, but he has a great sense of humor and a strong backbone. He can read, sometimes, but never at school when he has to. "You don't know what humiliation is until you have a grade one reading buddy who reads better than you do," he says. But things start to change for Mitch when he creates an opportunity to stand up to Philip, his arch-enemy, when his reading begins to improve, and when his dad, "The Creep," moves back to town.

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2004 | Commended
Silver Birch nominee  | 2005 | Short-listed
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee  | 2005 | Short-listed
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