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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: journalism, journalist, newspaper, writing
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Jan/1996
Lexile Level: 850
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His parents don't seem to understand what is going on in his life at all. He's not doing well at school. And a juvenile court judge has just ordered him to write a 2000-word essay on how he's going to turn his life around.

Now his mother has enrolled him in a writing class called The Tuesday Cafe, but it's not the kind of class she expected.

It all started with a small fire in a garbage can. Unfortunately, the garbage can was in the hallway of Harper's school and...

The Tuesday Cafe is the first of four books in the Harper Winslow series.
Book two is A Fly Named Alfred.
Book three is A Beatiful Place on Yonge Street.
Book four is The Popsicle Journal.

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