Rebel's Tag

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:grieving, forgiveness, rebellion, graffiti, tagging
  • Available:10/01/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:2.2
  • Lexile:HL550L
  • ATOS:3.3
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V
9781554696963 LICENSE OPTIONS

Sam's grandfather vanished from his life the day Sam's father was buried.

Now, ten years later, Grandpa Max wants to make amends. He sends letters that lead Sam on a scavenger hunt. Sam follows his grandfather's bizarre instructions though he's still not ready to forgive. To alleviate his anger at his grandfather, Sam turns to his favorite stress release: climbing onto roofs and leaving his tag, a spray painted symbol for Aquarius. When he gets caught by an elderly couple, Sam learns a valuable lesson about forgiveness. He's ready to forgive his grandfather, but is he too late?

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"This book has a story that keeps the reader interested, with short chapters and easy-to-read vocabulary."
– Resource Links
"It's no small feat to engage and hold the interest of reluctant readers. With Rebel's Tag, Denman does the job."
– Quill & Quire
"A wonderful novel that will draw reluctant readers in from the get-go and hold them captive until the bittersweet end. Denman's writing is clean and the voice brilliant. Highly Recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"The book addresses weighty concepts succinctly, comprehensibly, and without pretense, and those looking for a hi-lo story with more depth will find it here."
– VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Magazine
"Written for reluctant readers, this text tackles such heavy topics as forgiveness and death while using accessible, age-appropriate vocabulary."
– The Horn Book Guide
Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets   | 2008  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2008  |  Commended
Chocolate Lily Book Awards   | 2009  |  Short-listed