Stitches

Paperback | October 1, 2003

byGlen Huser

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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.

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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 c...

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 c...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 7.5 × 4.9 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2003Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888995784

ISBN - 13:9780888995780

Appropriate for ages: 11

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"...a classic scapegoats-vs.-bullies story..." - Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW