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My Life as A Book

Tashjian, Janet

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Life as A Book
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Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

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Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0805089039
9780805089035
Branch Call Number: J TASHJIA
Characteristics: 211 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tashjian, Jake 1994-

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Apr 30, 2013
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another great "what to read when you're done with Wimpy Kid".

Derek Fallon does not enjoy reading and feels less than successful at school.He anticipates trouble with a summer reading assignment and is reluctant to attend “Learning Camp” when it is suggested by his parents, an illustrator and a vet..
Derek has kept a collection of illustrated vocabulary words, doodles he uses to help him remember definitions and spelling. During this summer before eighth grade Derek makes these word-pictures into a flip book, demonstrating to himself that he might have talent similar to his dad’s and might enjoy learning animation. Bodi, Derek’s dog, is an important part of his life and events of this summer will show him that Bodi played a key role in his toddler years, too.
My Life as a Book is illustrated with Derek’s doodles and includes a mystery and the story of developing friendships.

Dec 18, 2011
  • jan82001 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A great book.

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Jan 21, 2014
  • Burgundy_Dog_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Burgundy_Dog_22 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

Apr 30, 2013
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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