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Problem child

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Max Quigley doesn't think he's a bully. He's an 'observer.' He observes the habits, interests and peculiarities of other people, which he then points out. A lot.

Triffin Nordstrom isn't really all that clever. He's a nerd. He reads too many fat books, makes medieval siege machines out of Lego, and probably speaks fluent Elvish.

Plus he lives way out in the bush with his mum,
163 pages
Published 2007 by University of Queensland Press
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Mar 07, 2009 LibraryLass rated it really liked it
Saw this author at my Children's Librarians conference. Absolute hoot. He was highly entertaining as a speaker and gave us lots to think about with regards to reaching boys and getting them to read. I picked this book up at the conference and read it in a couple of hours.

Very good book for 10-12 yr old boys. It gives a humourous slant to schoolyard tactics and the powerplays that go on, but also has a very subtle message which most boys will get. Well written and very entertaining even for a 44
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