The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy

Paperback | October 9, 2009

byJill Maclean

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The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy picks up the story where The Nine Lives of Travis Keating leaves off - but this time, from the perspective of Prinny, Travis's friend.

An alcoholic mother, a distracted father, a best friend who spends all his time with his new girlfriend", and three relentless schoolyard bullies: Prinny Murphy's past, present, and future certainly are "tense."

Adding to her misery, she still can't read well enough to escape from remedial lessons with the dour Mrs. Dooks. But when a kindly substitute teacher introduces her to LaVaughn's inner-city world in the free verse novel, Make Lemonade, Prinny discovers that life can be full of possibilities - and poetry.

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The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy picks up the story where The Nine Lives of Travis Keating leaves off - but this time, from the perspective of Prinny, Travis's friend. An alcoholic mother, a distracted father, a best friend who spends all his time with his new girlfriend", and three relentless schoolyard bullies: Prinny Murphy's past...

Jill MacLean's writing has always drawn on experiences in her life. Her books are set in Newfoundland, where her son and his family now live. Over the years, she's canoed, kayaked, hiked, and snowmobiled there, travelled the coves by boat, and stayed in the outports. Little did Jill realize at the time that these experiences could all ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5 × 1 inPublished:October 9, 2009Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554551455

ISBN - 13:9781554551453

Appropriate for ages: 9

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