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Stitches

by Glen Huser

Groundwood Books Ltd | October 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback

Stitches is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

Travis has been waiting to get to junior high. When that time finally comes, things are both better, and worse, than he had hoped. On the plus side are two great new teachers. On the minus side there's Shon Docker, Travis's old tormenter from elementary school.

Travis lives in a trailer park outside a small prairie town. His mother, a country-and-western singer, is on the road a lot; his father is long gone. When things get crazy at his house, he can always visit his best friend, Chantelle, a smart disabled girl with several wild biker brothers.

Travis knows he's different. He loves to sew and play with puppets. He wants to become a professional puppeteer. It all makes him a target for Shon and his friends. As Travis and his friends happily prepare a puppet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for the school graduation festivities, Shon's anger and prejudice erupt in violence.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 7.5 × 4.9 × 0.6 in

Published: October 1, 2003

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888995784

ISBN - 13: 9780888995780

Appropriate for ages: 11

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stitches sure does stitch you up! Stitches was an okie dokie book! I was a good read all together but some parts were a bit boring. I think that the main idea in this story is to stop bullying once and for all. I do agree with the main idea, it is a good one which I think everyone should hear! But it was a great read all in all, it was a fiction book, and it was an easy read!
Date published: 2005-04-10

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Stitches

by Glen Huser

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 7.5 × 4.9 × 0.6 in

Published: October 1, 2003

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0888995784

ISBN - 13: 9780888995780

About the Book

Travis lives in a trailer park outside a small prairie town with his aunt, uncle, and a pack of rowdy little cousins. His mother, a country-and-western singer, is on the road a lot; his father is long gone. When things get crazy at his place he can always go visit his best friend, Chantelle, a smart disabled girl. Travis doesn't mind being poor and having strange relatives. But he knows he's different from his junior high classmates in other ways, too. He loves to sew and play with puppets. He wants to become a professional puppeteer. These interests make Travis a ripe target for Shon and his friends, the school bullies. As ninth grade graduation approaches and Travis and his friends (including Shon's girlfriend) create a puppet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the taunts and schoolyard ambushes escalate until Shon's anger, jealousy, and prejudice erupt in violence. This touching story of the trials and tribulations of adolescence resonates with young adult readers.

From the Publisher

Travis has been waiting to get to junior high. When that time finally comes, things are both better, and worse, than he had hoped. On the plus side are two great new teachers. On the minus side there's Shon Docker, Travis's old tormenter from elementary school.

Travis lives in a trailer park outside a small prairie town. His mother, a country-and-western singer, is on the road a lot; his father is long gone. When things get crazy at his house, he can always visit his best friend, Chantelle, a smart disabled girl with several wild biker brothers.

Travis knows he's different. He loves to sew and play with puppets. He wants to become a professional puppeteer. It all makes him a target for Shon and his friends. As Travis and his friends happily prepare a puppet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for the school graduation festivities, Shon's anger and prejudice erupt in violence.

About the Author

Glen Huser's novels include Touch of the Clown (shortlisted for the Mr. Christie's Book Award), Stitches (winner of the Governor General's Award) and Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen (nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award).A former teacher-librarian in Edmonton, Glen has taught writing for children at the University of British Columbia. He recently explored his passion for musical theater in Time for Flowers, Time for Snow, a picture-book retelling of the myth of Demeter and Persephone (with a CD featuring a 180-voice children's chorus).

Appropriate for ages: 11

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