The Mighty Quinn

ISBN: 978-1-938063-10-7
by Robyn Parnell
Illustrated by Katie and Aaron DeYoe
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Quinn Andrews-Lee feels anything but mighty, and faces a dismal school year. His little sister outshines him athletically and socially, and he yearns for a service award his peers disdain. Not to mention charismatic bigot Matt Barker's goal in life is to torment Quinn and lure his friends to the dark side. When Quinn reports an act of vandalism, he finds himself accused of injuring Matt. Neally Standwell, a free-spirited new kid in Quinn's class, helps Quinn deduce who hurt Matt, but Matt would probably die—and would definitely lie—before admitting the truth.

Through events both comical and poignant, Quinn and Neally solve the right mystery just as everything seems to go wrong and thwart a bully without becoming one in turn. And at the end of the day, the fabled ability to belch the entire alphabet might very possibly trump any award ever presented at Turner Creek School.

Book comes complete with discussion questions and activities.

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-938063-10-7
ISBN-10: 1-938063-10-4
On Sale:
April 22, 2013
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Pages: 272
List Price: $10.95
Ages: 8 to 12
Guided Reading Level: R
Lexile Measurement ®: 700
BISAC1: JUV045000 - JUVENILE FICTION / Readers/Chapter Books
BISAC2: JUV019000 - JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC3: JUV039220 - JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues/Values & Virtues
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"Bullying, competition, hot and cold friendships, male and female peer role models, and comic relief are just a few of the 10 year old issues presented in the fun and fast moving plot pages for this humorous chapter book. Comic black and white illustrations decorate chapter beginnings and endings, and a comic portrait gallery of the cast of characters aids in fast comprehension. ...A suspenseful plot and precise sleuthing sells the story and teaches that Turner Creek School rocks and so does The Mighty Quinn!"

Midwest Book Review

"An absolutely delightful read and such memorable characters! Tweens will identify with both Quinn and Neally and will still be thinking about them long after they close the book."

Sandra McLeod Humphrey, Retired Clinical Psychologist and Children's Author

"This novel tackles important issues such as bullying, being the ESL student, caring for the environment, and tolerance that would offer a starting point for greater discussions in the classroom. The author provides discussion questions and ideas for extension activities to go along with the themes of this book."

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