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Publication Date: 29 Aug 2005
Subject: Children's novels
Suitable for: Primary (Year 5, Year 6, Year 7)
AR: 3.3 MY
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Although Sam bullys Davey in front of his friends, when he gets to know him, he realizes he likes him, but won't let his friends know, until a joke endangers Davey's life.
And it's his fault -
The fault of the class idiot
The class bully
Davey is a new boy and Sam can't stand him. He thinks Davey is a first-class, grade A, top-of-the-dung-heap moron. But when the two are thrown together, Sam discovers that Davey's eccentric way of looking at the world makes life a lot more exciting...
Until something terrible happens...
A beautiful, funny and sad story, told completely in verse.
Book banded for guided reading by the Institute of Education - verse novel / profound themes for discussion
NOTE: Davey is allergic to nuts and when Sam's friend, Alex makes Davey unknowingly eat a peanut, he suffers a severe allergic reaction and the teacher has to inject him with adrenaline.
p1 Mr Mackie said
p13 What's in name?
p21 Facing the truth - with haikus
p31 Poems posted around the school - by you know who
p35 Putting the boot in
p39 Standing proud
p43 The truth hurts
p47 Setting the scene
p51 Maps of actions and life
p81 No big deal
p89 Big mistake
p95 Too hot
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