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Word nerd

By: Nielsen, Susin

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1783444606 / 9781783444601
Paperback
813.6
06/10/2016
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England
20 cm 239 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 232456, Points 7.00, Book Level 4.80,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: Toronto: Tundra Books, 2008.

Ambrose Bukowski is a twelve-year-old with a talent for mismatching his clothes, for saying the wrong thing at the worst possible time, and for words.

In short, he's a self-described nerd. Making friends is especially hard because he and his overprotective mother, Irene, have had to move so often. And when bullies at his latest school almost kill him by deliberately slipping a peanut into his sandwich to set off his allergy, it's his mother who has the extreme reaction.

From now on, Ambrose has to be home-schooled. Then Ambrose strikes up an unlikely friendship with the landlord's son, Cosmo, an ex-con who's been in prison.

They have nothing in common except for Scrabble. But a small deception grows out of control when Ambrose convinces a reluctant Cosmo to take him to a Scrabble club.

Could this spell disaster for Ambrose?

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1KBC Canada, 5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YFQ Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage), YFS School stories (Children's / Teenage), YXC Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage)

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